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Vol. V.-«^Correcti6Ns and Additions. 

"Pags 4T, note line 19, for Canelagh read Ranelagh. p. 75, /. 9, for fat in ' 
'iread was attainted by. p. 75, /. 19, dele in 1689 was attainted by K. James's 
parliament in Ireland, p. 87, /. 27, read E. How and B. of Langar in July, 
p. 89, /. ^<)-> for viruen r^arf irruens. p. 90, /. 1 4, f or o( read to. p, 158, 
/. I, after He read married Deborah, daughter of Thomas Baker, p. 104, 
I. i^,for Hapfon read Hoplon. p. 224, l- 11, after honours; add la Ja- 
nuary 1789 he married the daughter of the late General Skinner, and niece 
to the Countefs of Abingdon, p. isZy '• ^6> ^f^^*' Orrery add her Lady- 
ihip died l May 1788. p. S79. /. 4, read Edward who died 10 ApriL 
f. 294, /. 17, cfter unmarried add he fat firft in the houfe of peers 15 April 




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TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

A HE furname of Tracy was taken by this family jr 
from a maternal anceilor, defcended from the Tracies, 
Barons of Barnftaple in the county of Devon, who in the 
year 1066 accompanied the Conqueror in his expedition to 
-England, and were denominated from the town of Traci 
in Normandy. — The honour and Barony of Barnftaple, 
Jahel, the fon of Alured de Totneis had formerly enjoyed, 
but it became the inheritance of Henry de IVaci by the Henrr,' 
gift of K. Stephen 5 which Henry being an excellent fol- 
dier, and the only perfon in the county of Devon, who 
flood firm to that King, did him confiderable fervice im 
thofe weftern parts, 'till at length laying fiege to Cari-caf- 
tle, Robert, Earl of Gloucefter forced him to fubmiflion.— . 
But by paternal defccnt his Lordfhip derives from the roval 
blood of the Saxon Kings of England, namely, from Goda, 
youngefl daughter of K. Ethelred (fon of K. Edgar) fifler 
to K. Edward the ConfeiTor, and Walter de Maunts (or 
Vol. V. B De 

TRACY, Viscount TRACT. 

t)e Maigne) a noble Norman, whofe fon Ralph was Earl 
of Hereford in the reign of his uncle, the Confeffor; and 
in 1 05 1 raifing forces in that county, joined Leofric, Ear! 
of Mercia, and Siward, Earl of Northumberland againft 
Goodwin, Earl of Kent, who, under pretence of reftrain- 
ing the Welch, had entered into rebellion againft his- 
Prince ; but thofe Earls joining the King at Gloucefter^ 
and Goodwin perceiving an equal power to oppofe him, 
fubmittcd to an amicable treaty, to be holden in London. 
After this, with Earl Odo, he was made admiral of above 
fifty fhips, and fent againft Harold, Earl Goodwin's fon, 
who then infefted the Englifti coaft ; but when the Con- 
queror was fettled on the throne, he deprived him of his- 
Earldom ; and his fon Harold, at the time of the general 
furvey of the pofTeffions of lands in England, begun by the 
Conqueror 14 of his reign and finilhed the 20th ' ; pofteil- 
ing feveral Lordftiips, and fixing his chief refidence at 
Sudeley, v/as Lord thereof, and of Todingtune in the 
county of Gloucefter. 

He founded the little priory of Ewyas for Benedidinc 
Monks, the caftle whereof and other lands he fecured by 
his marriage with Maud, daughter of Hugh Lupus, Earl 
of Chefter, (by his wife Ermentruda, daughter of Hugh 
de Claremont in Beauvoys ^), by whom he left two fons, 
John de Sudeley, his fucceffor in that barony ; and Ro- 
bert, furnamed D'Ewyas, from his refidence there, who 
poffeffed a very great eftate, part of which was Lydiard in 
the county of Wilts, and leaving an only child Sibylla, 
Ihe was firft married to Robert de Tregoz (after to Roger 
de Clifford) their fon Robert gave it the name of Lydiard- 
Tregoz, and from them many honourable families in Eng- 
land defcended. 

John de Sudeley, Lord of Sudeley, by marriage with 
Graces daughter of Traci, Baron of Barnftaple, had two 
Tons, Ralph, Baron of Sudeley, founder of the Priory of 
Erdbury in Warwickftiire, and progenitor of the Sudeleys, 
Barons of Sudeley, whofe heirs male failed in John, Lord 
Sudeley, in the reign of Edward III. and the title was con- 
veyed by his eldeft fifter Joan, to the family of her hufband 
Sir William Butler (Boteler, of the family of Wemme) 
who were thereupon fummoned Peers of England ; after 
*9\'hofe extindion, it hath alfo given the title of Baron from 


;' JLodge's GoUe^ons. * Idem,. 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 3 

the firft year of Q^Mafy, 1554, to the family of his Grace 
the Duke of Chandos. 

WilUam, the younger fon, was named Traci from hig Sir 
mother, (a ufual cuftom in that age, for younger Tons to WilHarfi. 
afTume their mothers furnames) and he, or fome of his pof- 
terity differenced their coat-armour from the elder houfe ^ 
of Sudeley, by adding an efcallop, fable, between the 
bendlets, as now ufed.— This Wilham de Traci lived in 
the reign of Henry II. and held lands of his brother Ralph, 
by the fervice of one Knight's fee ; which probably was 
the manor of Todingtune, for it appears by Domefday- 
book, that it was held by the Lord Sudeley of the manor 
of Sudeley 5 in the time of Edward I. the Tracies arc ex- 
prefly faid to be poffefled of it ; and this William, in a 
deed, perfected by Otwell, Lord of Sudeley .(fon and heir 
to the faid Ralph) is called his uncle *. — To him fucceeded 
his fon Oliver, who is mentioned among the knights in Sir 
GIoucefter(hire> that paid fcutage in 2 of K. John ; and Oliver. 
his fon William in 1263 being made flieriff of that county Sir 
ty the Barons, in oppofition to Sir Macy de Befeicke, a V/illiaSi. 
Frenchman, was aflaulted by him as he was holding his 
court, and imprifoned in the caftle of Gloucefter ; whither 
the Barons fending Sir Roger Clifford, and Sir John Gif- 
fard to his refcue, they took the caftle^ with Macy in it, 
and feized all his goods.— In 1289 (17 Edw. I.) he is 
recorded among the Knights of the fame county j and, 
with Ralph de Sudeley his kinfman, is faid to command 
imder that King, in his vidorious expeditions to Scotland. 

He left ifTue Sir William Tracy of Todington, who in Sir 
1298 (27 Edw. I.) was in ward to Laurence Treiham, be- William. 
ing then certified to hold 40I. a year lands, and on that 
account qualified to receive the honour of Knighthood.—" 
In the beginning of Edward H. reign he was at the tour- 

B 2 nament 

* Fuller, in his Worthies of England, makes this Sir WiUiara 
Traci of Toddington (whom he characlerizes for a man of liigh 
birth, ftate and llomach -, a favourite of the King, and his daily 
attendant) to be one of the four, who 13 December 1170(17 Hen- 
II.) were concerned in the affaflination of Thomas Becket, Arch- 
bifhop of Canterbury, for his violent invafion of his foveroign's pre- 
xogative : but he had miftaken him for his contemporary Sir William 
Traci of Wollacomb in Devonfhire, who lies there buried under a 
monument, with his effigies and armour engraven thereon ; and 
this miiiake was probably occafioned by Sir William Traci of Tod- 
dington's removal into that county in his old age, where be had 
large poffelTions, and who dying there about the year 1180^ is fup--' 
pofed to lie buried in the church «f Mort, 

4 TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

nament held at Dunftaple, as appears by an old draught of 
a Knight in armour, bearing a flandard with the arms of the 
family * ; i 2 of that King he was fneriff of the county of 
Gloucefter, and again in the 17, jointly with John Ber- 
manfel, an office in thofe times of great authority and ju- 
rifdidion. — He left iffue a fon Henry, and a daughter 
Margery, married to John, fon of John Archer of Um- 
berilade in the county of Warwick, who dying in 1299, 
(28 Edw. I.) left two fons, John, and Thomas, whofe de- 
scendant Thomas in 1747 was created Lord Archer, Ba- 
ron of Umberflade ; which title became extinQ: in 1777. 
Henry. Henry Tracy, Efq. who fucceeded at Todington, was 
Henry, the father of another Henry, whofe fon Thomas was fhe- 

^i'homas. riff of Gloucetlerihire in 1359 (;34 Edw. III.) and fo con- 
tinued four years fucceflively, fays Sir Robert Atkins, in 
his Survey of that county ; but Dr. Fuller, in his Worthies, 

Sir John, makes John Tracy his fon to be the fheriflF, whom he alfo 
places in that office Anno 1363 (38 Edw. HI.) and for 5 
years after. Which John reprefented the faid county in 
the parliaments, held at Weftminfter 32. 37. 40. and 43. 
Edw. III. and both authors agree that he was then a 
Knight, and fberiff again in 1370, (45 Edw. III.) — In 
1362 he gave the advowfon of the church of Todington 
and an acre of land to the abbey of Hales ; and was fuc- 
Henry. ceeded by his fon Henry, father of John Tracy of Tod- 
John, ington, who was Iheriff in 1379 (2 Richard III.), and left 

William. William Tracy, who bore the fame office in 1395, as did 

William, his fon William in 141 6 (5 Hen. V.) and was one of thofc 
perfons of quality in the county of Gloucefter, who, bear- 
# ing ancient arms from his anceftors and holding lands by 
tenure, had fummons in 1418 to ferve K. Henry V. in 
perfon for defence of the realm. — He married Alice, elder 
daughter and coheir to Sir Guy De-la-Spine (De Spineto) 
Lord of Coughton *, and had iffue William his heir ; 
John, living 27 Hen. VI. and Alice, married to Hugh 


* He was knight for Warwickfhire in the parliaments of K, 
Richard II. and Efcheator of that county and of Leicefterfhire ; 
whofe father William held notable employments in the former 
county in Edward IITs reign, and was grandfoii to WiUiam De-la- 
Spine, who married Johanna, daughter and coheir to Sir Simon de 
Cocton (now called Coughton) the lineal heir male of Ralph, fon of 
William de Cotton •, who were all perfons of great account, and 
fiourilhed at that place before the reign of Henry II. So that Lord 
Tracy may quarter the arms of thofe two famiHes» 

* Lodge ColleiS^, 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. j 

Culine of Moland in Devonfhire, anceftor hy her to Sir 
Thomas Culme (or Cullum) of Haftede in Suffolk, creat- 
ed a Baronet i3 June 1660. 

William Tracy, Efq. the elder fon, in i2 Hen. VI. was William, 
returned by the King's commiffioners, one of the gentry of 
the county of Gloucefler, of which he was high Iheriff 22 
and 23 of that reign, he left his eftate to his fon William, WilliaQ^. 
who ferved the fame office in 1449 (29 Hen. VI.) and in 
J 456 was a commiffioner of array.' — He married Margery, 
daughter of Sir John Pauncefoot, and left two fons Henry Henry. 
and Richard ; the elder of whom married Alice, daughter 
and coheir to Thomas Baldington of Adderbury in the 
county of Oxford, Efq. and had iffue three fons and two 
daughters, viz. William his heir ; Richard ; and Ralph, 
a monk, who was buried in Todington, church near the 
pulpit, with his mother, as is exprefTed by an infcription 
in brafs- 

Sir William Tracy of Todington, the eldeft fon, being Sir 
honoured with knighthood, was iheriff of his county in Williajp, 
1513* (5 Hen. VIII.) ; wasaperfon of diftinguilhed parts 
and found learning, and is memorable for being one of the 
iirfl that embraced the reformed religion in England, as 
appears by his laft will, dated in 1530 (22 Hen. VIII.) * 


* This will was condemned, -3.^ fieretical, in the Bifhop of Lon- 
don's court, and an order on that account illued to Parker, Chan- 
cellor of Worcelier, to laife his body, according to the law of the 
church ; who too officioufly burning the cprpfe, was two years after 
fued by the heirs of Sir William, lined 400I. and turned out of his 
Chancellorfhip. — The preamble to the will runs thus : 

" In the name of God, Amen. I Vv'illiam Tracy of Todino-toii 
*' in the county of Gloucefler, Efq. make my teitament and laft 

** will, as hereafter followeth. Firll, and before all other thin ""s 

** I commit myfelf to God, and to his mercy, believing, without 
*' any doubt or m-iitruft, that, by his grace and the merits of Jefus 
*' Chrili, and by the virtue of ifi.s paffion and refurredion, 1 have 
*' and fhail have, remilTion of ail my Uns, and refurredion of body 
■" and foul, according as it is written, 1 hclicve that ?ny Rediicmer 
f li'veth, and that at the laji day I /hall rife out of the earth, and in 
*' my JlefJ} Jhall fee my Sa-viour. This^ my hope, is laid up in my 
*' bofom. — And touching the v.ealth of m-y foul, the faith that I 
*' have taken and rehearfed is fufficient (as I fuppofe) without any 
" other nian's works or merits. IVIy ground and belief is, that 
** there is but one God, and one Mediator between God and man 
f* which is Jefus Chrifl ; fo that I accept none in heaven or in earth 
*' to be mediator between me r.nd God, but only Jefus Chriil • all 
f* others to be but as petitioners in receiving of grace, but none able 
i; to give influence of grace j aiiU therefoxe will i befiow no part of 

6 TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

He married Margaret, fecond daughter of Sir Thoma? 
ThrGckmortoii of Corfe-Court in the county of Glou- 
cefler *, and had iflue two daughters, and three fons, 
William, anceftor to the Lord Tracy ; Richard ; and Ro- 
bert, who left no children. 
Family of Richard, the fecond fon, had by his father's gift, the 
Stanway, j^ianor of Stanway in the county of Gloucefter, part of 
*^^^ ^* the poffeffions of the abbey of Tewkfbury, granted to him 
by the crown upon the diiTolutionof monafteries. — He was 
well educated, and wrote feveral learned and judicious 
treatifes in defence of his father's faith f. 


** my goods for that intent, that any man fhall fay or do to help 
" my foul, for therein I truft only to the promifes of Chfift. He 
" that bell cveth and is baptized^ J7jall be J a-ved :, and he that belie'vetk 
*' not Jh all be damned. — As touching the burying of my body, it 
*' availetb me not whatfoever be done thereto-, for St. Auguftine 
*' faith, De Cura agenda pro Mortuis, that the funeral pomps are 
*' rather the lolace of them that live, than the wealth and comfort 
*' of them that are dead ; and therefore I remit it wholly to the dif- 

*' cretion of my executors. And touching the diftribution of my 

*' temporal goods, my purpofe is, by the grace of God, to beftow 
*' them to be accepted as the fruits of faith-, fo that I do not fup- 
*' pofe that my merit ihall be by the good bellowing of them, biit 
" my merit is the faith of Jelus Chriil only, by whom fuch 
J'' works are good •, according to the words of our Lord, 1 <was hun~ 
*' gty^ and thou ga'veji me meat, he. and it followeth, That ye haue 
^'' done to th& leaji of my brethren, ye hu've done it to me : And ever 
*' we Ihould confider that true faying. That a good work maketh 
*' not a good man, but a good man maketh a good work, for faith 
** maketh a man both good and righteous 9 for a righteous man liv- 
** ech by faith, and whatfoever fpringeth not of faiih^ isfm." 

* Who died in 1472 (12 Edw. IV.) by his wife Margai-et, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Sir Robert Olney of Wefton in the county of Buck^ 
ingham, defcended from John de Throckmertoiia, Lord of Throck- 
morton in Worcefl rfhlre 1130, of which the family was polfelfed 
long before the entrance of the Normans, and had enriched them- 
f{»lves by the marriage of Eleanor, younger daughter and coheir to 
Sir Guy De-la-Spine, and lifler to the great-grandmother of this Sir 
William Tracy. 

■^ Among which was that remarkable one, entitled, Prefiara- 
iions to the Crofs, written experimentally (fay the Dec&m Scriptores) 
having fuffered much in his eftate for his father's reputed heretical 
will: He alfo vv'rote prophetically in 15 so (two or three years be- 
fore O^ Mary's reign) another treacife, To teach one to Die, which 
was annexed to the former when reprinted, and falfely afcribed by 
the Editor to John Frith : being one of the three, found in the belly 
of a cod, brought in 1626 to be fold in the market of Cambridge, 
wrapped in canvafs, which probably had been devoured by that vo- 
racious fifn, out of the pocket offome fhipwrecked feaman : On 
which occafion the wits of that Univerfity diverted themfelvesj one 
0i them in his verfes having this diilich ; 

If fifhes th'.is do bring us books, then we 
May hope to equal Bodley's library. 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

In 2 Eliz. he was ftierifF of the county of Gloucefter, 
and by Barbara, third and youngeft daughter of Sir Tho- 
mas Lucy of Cherlecote by his wife Ehzabeth, daughter of 
Sir Richard Empfon of Eafton-Nefton in the county of 
Northampton », had three daughters, and as many fons, 
Paul, Nathaniel, and Samuel ; the eldeft of whom fucceed- 
ing, ferved the fame office of fherifF, 28 Eliz. and 8 James 
I. which King conferred on him the dignity of a Baronet 
29 June 161 1, being the thirtieth created from the in- 
ftitution of the order. — He married Anne, daughter of Sir 
Ralph Shakerley *, by whom he had twenty children, ten 
of each fex, viz. Richard his fuccelTor ; Paul (whofe fon of 
liis name died i June 161 8, and was buried under a white 
marble in the chancel of Banfted- church, S.urry, bearing 
the figure of a child in fwadling clothesj with this infcri^i- 
t'lon ; 

Here under lieth the corpfe of Paule Tracy, who 
Died the ift day of June 161 8, fonne of Paule 
Tracy efquier, and Margaret his wief, fonne of 
Sir Paule Tracy of Stanway in the county of 
Gloucefter, Baronet, and Margaret, the daughter 
Of Philip Mofs, efquier, of Cannon in thp 
County of Surry. 1619) 2| 

Shakerley ; Alexander ; William ; Nathaniel ; Tho^ 
mas ; Nathaniel ; John ; Vicefimus (fo called from being 
the twentieth child) ; Anne, married to Edward Hall of 
the county of Worcefter, Efq. ; Lucia, to Bray Aylwortli 
of Aylworth in the county of Gloucefler, Efq j Alice ; 
Hefther ; Elizabeth ; two of the name of Sufan ; Barba- 
ra ; Margaret ; and ancther.-— The furviving Sufan was 
married to William Price of Winchefter, Efq. one of the 
grooms of the King's privy chamber, and dying 13 March 
1632, before {he had been married full 14 weeks, was bu- 
ried in St. Martin's church in the fields, London, under a 
very fair table, faftened to a pillar near the pulpit, curiouf- 
ly adorned with emblems of mortality, and a very long 


* So the Baronetage of Riigland hath it; but on the grave-flone 
of Paul Tracy in Baniied church, (lie is faid to be Margaret', daugh- 
ter of Philip TvTofs ofCan)K)n in Surry, Efq. and he is aho faid to 
marry Anne, daughter uf Sir Ambrofe Nicholas, Lord Tvlayor of 
i.ondon, and widow to William DuLtoii of Shirebunie ia Gloucefier-, 
»4iire, iijfj, 

' Lodp Colleil, * Idem. 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

infcription, that part of which over the figure of Death, is 
an addrefs to the ladies, as follows ; 

Ibimus omnes. 
Ladies, when you 

Your pureft Beauties fee. 
Think them but Tenants 

To Mortality ; 
There's no Content on Earth, 

Joys foon are fled, 
Heathful to Day we live. 

To morrow dead. 
I w^as as you are now. 

Young, fair and clear ; 
And you Ihall one Day be 
A As you fee me here. 

Sir Richard Tracy, the fecond Baronet, was knighted in 
his father's life-time, and in 1628 was fheriff of the coun- 
ty of Gloucefter. He married Anne, third daughter of 
Sir Thomas Coningfby of Hampton-court in the county 
of Hereford, by Philippa, fecond daughter of Sir William 
Fitz- William, L. D. of Ireland, aud had iffue three fons, 
Humphry ; Richard \ and John, who all fucceeded to the 

Sir Humphry, the third Baronet, was fheriff of Glou- 
ceflerihire in 1639, and for his loyalty to K. Charles I. had 
his eftate (equeftered, for the pofTeffion of which he paid 

1600I. compolition money *' Be died without iffue in 

1651, being fucceeded by his brother Richard, who left 
the title to his brother John, the fifth Baronet, who de- 
ceafing in 1677 '^^^^ without ilTue, the title became extinO:, 
and he left the manor of Stanway, with all his eftate, to 
Ferdinando Tracy, the fecond fon of John, Vifcount 
Tracy, as will follow. ^ 


* Mr. Sundford, in his Genealogical Hlftory of the Kings of Eng- 
land, page 15, obferves, that the monument of Robert, Duke of 
>?ornnandy, eldeft fon of K. William the Conqueror, fet up in St. 
Peter's church at Gloucefter, ftood firm, until the parliament having 
garrifoned that city againft K. Charles I. the rebellious foldiers tore 
2t to pieces ; but the parcels thereof (ready to be burnt) were by the 
care of a loyal perfon (this Sir Humphry) bought of the foldiers, and 
privately laid up till tlie Reftoration, when they were repaired and 
t)eautified with gold and colours at the charge of that worthy per- 
■fon (but rather his brother, for he was then dead) who added a 
wire fkreen, in form of an arch, for its future prefervation. 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. g 

We now return to William, eldefl Ton of Sir William William. 
Tracy, who mtde the memorable will. He fucceeded at 
Todington, and marrying the daughter of Sir Simon Dig- 
by of Coles-hill in the county of Warwick, was father of 
John (or Henry) Tracy, who married Elizabeth, fecond John, 
daughter of John, the firf}: Lord Chandos of Sudeley (an- 
ceftor to the Duke of Chandos) died in 1551, and was bu- 
ried at Todington, having illue five Tons, John; Giles; 
Edward ; Francis ; Nicholas ; and a daughter Eleanor, 
married to Anthony Kington of Quenington, Efq. — Sir Sir John. 
John Tracy of Todington, the eldelt fon, on i March 
1572 was appointed by his uncle Edmond, Lord Chandos, 
ovcrfeer of his lad will, in which he left him the bed: geld- 
ing he would chufe among all his geldings ; and in 1574 
Q^ Elizabeth, in her progrefs to Briftol, knighted him, 
20 of whofe reign he was fherifF of the county of Glou- 
cefter, and in the 39 its reprelentative in parliament.— 
He deceafed in 1591, and was buried at Todington, where 
his effigies is in the chancel ; and having married Anne, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Throckmorton of Corfe-court, 
Knt. by his wife Margaret, daughter and coheir to Tho- 
mas Whittington of Pauntly in Gloucefterfhire, Efq. had 
iffue five fons and two daughters who furvived, viz. John, ' 
his heir; Thomas; V/illiam, who married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Conway of Arrow, and fider to Edward, 
Lord Conway ; Anthony ; Henry ; Dorothy, firft marri- 
ed to Edmund, fon and heir to Edmund Bray of Barring- 
ton in Glouceiterlhire, Efq. and fecondly to Sir Edward 
Conway of Arrow in Warwickfoire, created Lord Con- 
way ; and Mary, (the youngeft of his fifteen children) 
was born 18 May 1581, three days after which her mother 
died ; fbe was married firff, when 19 years old, to 
Mr. William Hoby, by whom (he had two Tons, who died 
unmarried, the elder in his 23 year, and the younger in 
his 14 ^ ; and fecondly to Sir Horatio Vere, Baron of 
Tilbury, one of the greatefl: generals of his age ; and dy- 
ing 25 December 1 671, fhe was buried 10 January at Caf- 
tle-Heveninsham in Eflex *. 


* She had iffue by him, who was buried in Weftminfter-abbey 8 
May 1635, five daughters his coheirs, Elizabeth, married to John 
Holies, Earl of Clare •, Mary, fiill married to Sir Roger Townfhend 
©fRaynham in Norfolk, anceftor to the Marquefs 'J'owufhend of 
Raynham, and fecondly to Mildmay, Earl of Weflmorland -, Ca- 
* Lodge Colle(^. 


10 T R A C Y, V 1 s c © u N r TRACY. 

Sir Jolin, Sir John Tracy, who fucceeded, was knighted by K. 

1 James I. fervid the office of Iheriff for the county of Glou- 
Vifcount. cefter in 1609; and for his great merits and accomphfh- 

ments, was advanced by letters patent, dated i2 January 

1642, to the dignity of Vifcount Tracy of Rathcoole.-^ 

His Lordlhip * marr ed Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas 

Sir Shirley of Isfield in Suff^^x, Knt. by whom he left 

Robert, Sir Robert, the fecond Vifcount, who was knighted by K. 

2 ^ Charles I. reprefented the county of Gloucefter in feveral par- 
liaments ; and married to his firfl: wife Bridget, third daugh- 
ter of John Lyttleton of Frankley-court in Worcefterlhire, 
Efq. who died 25 July 1601, by his wife Meriel, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor of England, by 
whom he had John, his fuccelTor in the honour ; and 
Anne, married to William Somervilleof Edfton in War- 
wickfhire, Efq. and by him, who died 13 December 1676, 
had eleven fons and five daughters. — His Lordihip*s fecond 
wife was Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Cox of Caftleditch 
in the county of Hereford, Efq. and by her he had Robert 
Tracy, £iq. who being bred to the law, went out ferjeant 
in that profeffion 6 November 1700, having been 3 Octo- 
ber 1699 by K. William defervedly made one of the jufti- 
ces of the King's Bench, which he furrendercd 13 Novem- 
ber 1700, and was advanced to the fame ftation in the 
court of Common Pleas ; being alfo by Q^ Anne, 25 Sep- 
tember 1 7 10 appointed, with Sir Thomas Trevor, and Ba- 
ron Scrope, commiffioncrs of the great feal of England, 
until it was delivered (17 Odober) to Sir Simon Harcourt ; 
and again 15 April 17 18, with Sir John Pratt, and Sir 
James Montague, Baron of the Exchequer, upon the re- 
iignation of the Lord Chancellor Cowper.— =His ill ftate of 
health obliging him to quit his employment 26 O6tober 
1726, his Majefty, in recompence of his fervices, fettled 
on him loool. a year for life.— He married Anne, eldeft 
daughter of William Dov/defwell of Pool-court in V/or- 
ceftcrfhire, Efq. and had two daughters, and three fons, 
Robert ; Richard ; and William, the eldeft of whom left 
a fon Thomas Tracy, Efq. of Severn-Hampton in the 
<;ounty of Gloucefter, who in April 1746 married the 


tharine, firft to Oliver, fon and heir to S:r John St. John of Lydlard 
in Wilts, Bart, and lecondly to John, Lord Paulet ; Anne, tq 
Thomas, Lord Fairfax (which title is extlnet) •, and Dorothy, t(| 
John, foa and heir to Sir John Wolftenuoime. Bart. 

* Ulfter's Ofiice. ' 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. It 

daughter and heir to Dowdefwell, Efq. who broue:bt 

him an eftate of 4000I. per ann. and had iflTue Dowdef- 
well his heir, born 19 March 1746-7 who alfo becaine heir 
to his grandfather ; the daughters were, Anne, firft mar- 
ried to Charles Dowdefwell of Forthampton-courtin Glou- 
ceflerfhire, Efq. and fecondly to Thomas Wyide, Efq. 
commiflioner of excife, and member in feveral parliaments 
for the city of Worcefter, who died 12 April 1740 ; and 
Dorothy, married 10 April 1725 to John Pratt, E q. eldeft 
fon of Sir John Pratt, chief jnilice of the King's Bench, 
and died 23 March 1726 in child-birth. 

The Judge lies buried under a neat pionument in the 
parilh church of Dodbrooke, with this memorial j 

TsTear this Place 
Lies interred the Body 
Of the Honble. Robert Tracy Efq; 
Son of the Right Honble. Robert, late 
Lord Vifcount Tracy, of Todington. 
He w^s a Judge 26 Years 
In the courts of Weftminfter, 
But being ftruck with the Palfy, 
In the Year 1726, religned a Commifllon^ 
Which he had fo long executed 
With the greatefl Knowledge, 
Moderation and Integrity ; 
To the Honour 
Of his Prince, 
And the univerfal Satisfa6tion 
Of his Fel!ow-Subje6ts. 
Obiit II Sept. Anno 1735 » 

^tat. 80. 
Benefacere magis quam Confpici. 

John, the third Vifcount Tracy ', married Elizabeth, Jo^h, 
eldefl furviving daughter of Thomas, the firll: Lord Leigh ^ 3 
of Stoneley, by whom he had two fons, William his heir ; Vifcount^ 
and Ferdinando Tracy, Efq. who being (as before obferv- 
ed) left by Sir John Tracy, Bart» heir to his eftate, became 
feated at Stanway ; and marrying the daughter of Sir An- 
thony Keck commiflioner of the great feal, was there fuc- 
ceeded by John his onlv fon poflefTor of a large eftate, who 
married Anne^ daughter of Sir Robert Atkyns of Saper- 


' Ulfler's OSice, 

12 T R A C Y, Viscount TRACY. 

ton in the county of Gloucefter, made in 1689 * chief 
Baron of the exchequer (vho died in 17 10, by his fecond 
wife Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Dacres of Hertford- 
iliire) and deceafmg 19 April 1735, had feveral children; 
' of whom Robert ^, the eldefl: fon, (was chofen to parlia- 
ment in April 1734 for Tewkfbrry, and in 1747 for Wor- 
ceiler ; 7 Auguil; 1735 he married the eldeft daughter of 
Sir Roger Hudfon, Knt.) ; John Tracy Keck of Lincoln's- 
Inn, Efq. (counfellor at law, the fecond fon w^as Curfitor 
Baron of the Exchequer, and in 1770 fucceeded his young- 
cil: brother Thomas, in his eftate of Great-Tew, in the 
county of Oxford ^, 8 O6lober 1735 he married the 
daughter of Mr. Lindfey 4) ; Anthony % married in Au- 
guft 1736 the Lady Sufan Hamilton, filler of James, 
Duke of Hamilton) ; and Thomas (who 26 January 1737 
entered into his Majefty's army as an enlign of foot ; in 
April 1 746 he married the daughter and heir to — — Dod- 
well, Efq. and had a fon, born in March 1746-7, who 
died young ; he was a member of parliament for the coun- 
ty of Gloucefter, and dying 24 June 1770 was interred at 
Stanway, leaving his elder brother John his heir ^. 
V/illiam, \yiiliam, ' the fourth Vifcount Tracy, married to his 
4 firft wife Frances, ^ daughter of Leicefter Devereux, Vif- 
Vilcount. count Hereford, by whom he had an only daughter Eliza- 
beth 9, married firfl: to Robert, fon and heir apparent to 
Sir Robert Burdet of Bramcote in Warvvickfhire, Bart. 
"^ho dying 7 January 17 15, a fortnight before his father, 
left her with child of Sir Robert Burdet, Bart, born 28 May 
1716, (who in November 1739 married the only daughter 
of the late Sir Charles Sedky of Nuthall in Nottingham- 
fhire, Bart, and was chofen to parliament in 1748 for 
the borough of Tamworth ; (he married fecondly Ralph 
Ho!den of All:on in the county of Derby, Efq. '°). His 
j^ordfhip's fecond wife was Jane '^ , third and youngeft 
dausfhter of Sir Thomas Leig^h, who died before his father 
Thomas, the i'econd Lord Leigh, by his fecond wite Jane, 
daughter of Patrick, the nineteenth Lord of Kerry, and 
by her he had iflue, Thomas-Charles his fucceifor ^^, and 
Anne, '3 married 23 November 17 10 to Sir Wilhani Keyt 
cf Old-Stratford upon Avon in Warvvicklhire, Bart, mem- 

^ Lodge. 2 Ulfter'3 OfTice. ^ Lodge Collefl. 

*♦ Idem. 5 Dougla^'sPeerageof Scotland, 326. 

^' Uliler's Office. 7 Idem. ^ Idem. S' Idem. 

»o Lodge. *» UlUer. »2 Atkhis's Gloitcei'eriliire, 

*3 Ideal. 

TR A C Y, Viscount T R A C Y. 13 

feer of parliament for V/arwick (whofe anceftor Sir John 
Keyt of Ebrington in GloucefterfiT-ire, was advanced to 
that dignity 22 December 1660) and was mother of Sir 
Thomas-Charles Keyt, Bart, born in 1712 j John; Vv'il- 
Jiam, who died an infant; Robe '^gnes; Anne, who 
died an infant ; and Ehzahelh ^ 

Thomas-Charles, the fifth Vifcou. acy, was Lord of Thomas- 
the manors of Todington and Hales, -i pofTcHed a large Charles, 
eftate ; the latter of which came in. the family in the ^ 5 
reign of Jajmes I. and was an abbey, funded in 1246 by VilcounL 
Richard Plantagenet, Earl of CornwaJ, King of the Ro- 
mans, youngeft fon of K. John : And the former hath 
continued in the name of Tracy, from the beginning of 
the reign of Edward I. — His Lordfliip rebuilt and decently 
adorned the old building of the vicarage of Todington ac 
his own expence. — On 27 December 1712 he married firit 
Elizabeth, elded daughter of William Keyt, Efq. who di- 
ed before his father Sir William Keyt of Ebrington in the 
county of Gloucefter, Bart, and by her, who was born 1 1' 
September 1689, and died in 1720, he had iffue William, 
"who was educated in the E^niveriity of Oxford, and died 
without ilTue in 1740 ^ ; Thomas-Charles, Y'ho fucceeded 
to the honour ; and Jane, married 7 Ocfober 1743 to Ca- 
pel Hanbury of Portfy-pool in the county of Monmouth, 
Efq. reprefentative in the Britiih parliam.ent for that coun- 
ty, fhe died 13 Auguft 1744 having had one fon. — Hia 
Lordfliip married fecondly Frances, elded daughter of Sir 
John Packington of Wedwood in the county of Worcef- 
ter, Bart, by his wife Frances, elded daughter of Sir Hen- 
ry Parker of Honlngton in the county of Warwick, 
Bart, and he deceafed 4 June 1756 ^ leaving ifTue by his 
faid wife, who died 23 April 1751, four fons and four 
daughters, viz. John, "^ made warden of All-Souls Col- 
lege in Oxford ; Robert ; and Packington, died young ;, 
Henry, (in the army, and married i2 December 1767 ta 

a daughter of Weaver, Efq.) ; daughter Frances, 

bed-chamber woman to the Queen ^; Anne, (married 
23 June 1757 to John Smith of Comb-hay in Somerfet, 
Efq. member of parliament for Bath, and by him who 
died in 1 763 had iffue one fon) ; Dorothy, and Eliza- 
beth, died young *. 


» Lodge. « Umer*s Office. 3 Lodge Collea:, 

t^UUUr, 5 Idem, * Idem, 


Thomas- Thomas-Charles, the fixth and prefent Vifcount Tracy? 
Charles, married lO February 1755 Harriet, daughter of Peter 
6 Bathurft of Clarendon-Park in the county of Wilts, Efq- 
Yilcount. j,^, j^,g ^e^Qj^j ^if^ L^^^ g^|-^^ Shirley, daughter of Ro- 
bert, Earl Ferrers '. 

Title.] The :harles Tracy, Lord Vifcount Tra- 

cy of Rathcoole ii. county of Dublin. 

Creation.] S«. reated 12 January 1642, 18 Car. L 

Arms.] Topaz, n efcallop in the chief point, dia- 
mond, between two bends, ruby- 

Crest.] On a cap of maintenance ruby, turned up, 
ermine, an efcallop, diamond, between two wings ere6f, 

Supporters.] Two falcons, proper, their beaks and 
bells, gold. 

Motto.] Memoria Pii i^TERKA. 

Seats ] Todington in the county of Gloucefter, 80 
miles from London ; Hales^abbey near Winchcomb in the 
fame county, a very large houfe, heretofore the habitation' 
of the abbots, as appears by many religious figures and in,-' 
feriptions in the rooms. 

— -^^^^^^-^^l^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-t- 


16 A HIS ancient and noble family is defcended from Robert 

Robert. Bulkeley, Lord of the Manor of Bulkeley in the county 

palatine of Chefter, in the reign of K. John, and was fuc- 

William. cecHed by hisfon William, who had five fons, viz. Robert ; 

Willcock^ of Petty-hall in that county (whofe Ton Richard 


* Lodge, 

BULKELEY, Viscouijt BULKELEY. >j^ 

Kiarried Mary, daughter of Huj^h Venables, Baron of 
Kinderton, and had an only Ton of his own name) ; Ro- 
ger, of Orton-Madock in Chefnire ; Ralph (fcatcd at 
Rudal-Heath in the fame county, but died without ifTue) ; 
and David, from whom the Bulkeleys of Bickerton in 
Chefhire defcended. 

Robert, of Bulkeley, the eldefl: fon, married a daughter Robert, 
of Thomas Butler of Warrington in Chefhire, by whom 
he had two fons and four daughters, viz. William his 
heir ; and Peter, anceflor to the Bulkeleys of Wore in 
Shropfhire, and Broxton in Chefhire : the daughters Avere, 
Alice married to — Weaver; Maude to Hamp- 
ton ; Jane to John Larkton ; and Margaret to GrufFyth 
Vychan ap Jer Gruffyth ap Jervorth Goch. 

William, the eldeft fon, was living at Bulkeley in the WiHIam, 
year 1302, and was twice married, firft to Maud, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Davenport, Knt. by whom he had five ' 
fons, viz. William, living at Bulkeley in I3i4(buthis 
line terminated in a grand-daughter, Alice, wife to Tho- 
mas Holford of Holford in Chefhire) ; Robert, of whom 
prefently ; Roger (to whom his father gave the manor of 
Norbury in Chefhire, and which became the furname of 
his defcendants) ; Thomas (feated at Alpraham in Che- 
fhire, in right of his wife Alice, daughter and coheir to 
Matthew Alpraham, of Alpraham, by whom he left a 
daughter and fole heir Hellen, married to Sir Thomas 
Ardern of Aldford in Chefhire, Knt-); and Peter. Wil- 
liam married fecondly Alice, daughter of Bryan St. Piere, 
and had one fon Richard, to whom he gave the manor of 
Preftland in Chefhire, whereupon he aflumed that fur- 
name, and which his defcendants continued to ufe. 

Robert, the fecond fon of William, became feated at Robert^ 
Eaton in Chefhire ; he was fherifFof the county in 1341, 
and married Ifabel, daughter of Philip Egerton of Malpas 
in Chefhire, and by her had a daughter Cecily, married 
to Thomas Weaver of Chefhire, and two fons, Robert, 
from whom the Bulkeleys of Eaton defcend ; and Richard, 
anceflor to the Vifcount Bulkeley *. 

Robert Bulkeley of Eaton, Efq. (flylcd y««/^r during Family of 
his father's life) ferved the office of fherifF for Chefhire in Eaton, 
1 341, 15 Edw. III. and had two fons, John ; and Robert, 
"^^^hofe only child Ellen was married to William, fon of Ro- 

* Supplement ta Colljns's Peerage, 

j5 ' BULKELEY, Viscount BULKELEY. 

bcrt Wetenhall, by whom flie had two daughters, Let- 
t'lcz, married to William Praers of Baddeleigh (whofe 
daughter and heir Agnes was wife to Richard Bromley of 
Chedleton, Efq. 9 Hen. IV.) ; and Agnes, fii^ married 
to Matthew Domville, and fecondly to John Piggot.— 
John Bulkeley of Eaton, Efq. living 20 Rich. II. was father 
of Sir William Bulkeley of Eaton, Chief Juftice of Chefter 
in the reign of Henry IV. who was alfo living 30 
Hen. VI. and marrying Margaret, daughter of Sir Rich- 
ard Molyneux of Sephton, by Elizabeth his wife, fifter to 
Thomas, Earl of Derby, had ifiue four fons and four 
daughters, viz. 
(i) Thomas, who fucceeded at Eaton. 

(2) Arthur, living 25 Hen. VIII. who left IfTue, Richard; 

William ; Thomas ; and Edward. 
{3) Richard living in I439> and 

(4) Ralph, who married the daughter and heir of — * 

Vernon of Whitcroft in Cheftiire, and of Parwick in Der- 
byfhire, with whom he had thofe lands, and by her was 
father of William Bulkeley, an officer under the Lord 
Audley, and mafter of the wardrobe, who for his fervices 
had his effate confirmed to him, by the name of William 
the Hunter ; and his fon Richard, who died 6 Hen. VII. 
obtaining the Lordfhip of Stanlowe in Staffordfhire by the 
marriage of Joan, daughter and heir to Richard Sherratt^ 
Lord of Cheddleton and Stanlowe, his pofterity was deno- 
minated from thence ; he had iffue William, who died 
young ; and Humphry his fuccefTor, who 16 Henry 

VIIL married Joan, daughter of Egerton and 

had William his heir, on whom he entailed his eftates in 
Derby fhire and Staffordihire ; he was fucceeded by his fon 
Thomas, who in 1573, married Catharine, daughter of 
Ralph Holinglhead of Baddelley, Efq. and had ifTue Ar- 
thur, Alexander, Timothy, and Fortune. — Arthur the eld- 
eft married Joyce, daughter of Ralph Afhenhurft of Afh- 
enhurft, Efq. and had five fons and three daughters of 
whom John the eldeft, married firft Elenor, daughter of Bennyon, Efq. by whom he had three daughters, 
viz. Anne, Mary, and Alice. — He married fecondly Sa- 
rah, daughter of Edward Manwaring of Whitmore, 
Efq. and by her had three fons and two daughters, viz. 
Thomas 5 Arthur, (who married Elizabeth, daughter of 


^ Ledge. 

BULKELEY, Viscount BULKELEY. ' i^ 

James Fox of Manchefter, merchant, Ton of Sir Patrick 
Fox of Weftmeath, Knt. and had four daughters, Ele- 

nor married to Pahner ; EHzabeth, to 

Jackfon of the county o^t Mtath ; Sarah to . But- 

,ler of the county of Kilkenny ; and Margaret to 

Lamprey of Dubhn, by whom (he had Arthur, high fhe- 
riflP of the city of Dublin in 1755); John; Elenor ; and 
Sarah. — Thomas, who fucceeded, married Al ce, daugh- • 
ter of Godfrey Froggett of Stailey merchant, and had 
John his heir, living in 1675 and many other cliildren ». 

The daughters were Maud, (married to Thomas Hol- 
ford of Holford, Efq. living 29 Hen. VI. by whom Ihe ' 
had Sir George Holford, great-grandfather to Chrifto- 
pher, whofe only daughter Mary was the wife of Sir Hugh 
Cholmondeley, anceftor to the Vifcount Cholmondeley of 
Kells) ; Petronilla, (to Richard Brett of Dunham, Efq.) ; 
Catharine -^to Randal Brereton of Malpas, E'q. and was 
mother of Sir Randal, Charfiberlain of Chefter, made a 

Banneret at the fiege of Tournay) ; and , to John 

Minfhull of Minihuil, Efq. all in the county of Chefter. 

Thomas Bulkeley, Efq. who fucceeded his father Sir 
William at Eaton, married Jane, daughter of Sir Geffrey 
Warburton, and had three fons and two daughters, viz» 
Thomas, who married Eleanor, daughter of Sir William 
Brereton, of Brereton, by his wife Maud, daughter of 
John Dutton of Dutton, reli6l of Sir William Booth of 
Dunham-Maffey, Bart, and by her, who remarried with 
Hugh Cholmondeley, Efq. had a fon Thomas, who died 
without iffue by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Venables, Efq.; Robert, whofe fon William died unmar- 
ried ; William, whofe two fons, Robert, and Richard di- - • 
ed without ilTue ; Genet, or Joan, married to Ro^^er Pulef- 
ton of Kimbrall, Efq. ; and Elizabeth, to John Frobillier 
of Chirke in Flintihire, Efq. This branch of the family 
being brought to its period, we return to 

Richard, fecond fon of Robert Bulkeley of Eaton and Rkharif, 
Agnes bis wife, anceftor to the Lord Bulkeley. — He mar- 
ried Agnes, daughter and coheir to Roger Cheadle of 
Cheadle in the county of Chefter, Efq. 1307, by whom , 

he had Richard his heir, and three daughters, Clcmentia, 
Alice, and Margery married to Sir Lawarin Warren of 
Poynton in the faid county. — Richard, who fucceeded, Richard, 
took to wife Alice, daughter of Sir Ralph Bcftock;, and 

Vol. V. C had * 

^ Lodge, 


William, had William Bulkeley of Cheadle, Efq. who in the reign 
of Henry VI. being conflable of Beaumaris in the Ifle of 
Anglefey, prevented the Duke of York from landmg there 
in his return from Ireland, to join the Earl of Warwick 
againft the King. He married Ellen, daughter of Guilli- 
am ap Griffith of Pcntrie, Efq. and died in 1484, (3 
Rich. III.) having iifue fix fons and four daughters, viz. 
Rowland of Beaumaris ; William of Burgat in Hantlhire 
(who by the daughter and heir of Sir John Popham, had 
Robert his heir, ^vho married Anne, daughter of Johii 
Pointz of A6lon in Gloucefterfhire, and had iffiie three 
fons, oF whom Robert the eldeil:, living in 1565, marri- 
ed Joan, daughter of William Gafcoigne of Carrington, 
Efq. and was anccftor, by his fon William, to the family 
' . at Burgat) ; Hugh ; Richard i Edward or Edmund, who 
died young ; William ; Genet, married to Hugh Lewel- 
len ; Ellen, to Robert Meredyth ; AHce ; and Agnes. 
Rowland. Rowland Bulkeley of Beaumaris, Efq. married Alice, 
daughter and heir to William Beconfal of Beconfal in 
Lancafhire, Efq. by his wife the daughter and heir to 

Aihton, and had five fons and-two daughters, viz. 

Richard his heir ; Thomas ; John ; William of Portha-^ 
mel in the Ille of Anglefey ; Hugh; Henry; Robert; 
Ellen, (the firfl: wife of Sir William Norreys of Efpeake in 
Lancailiire, whofe fon and heir William was flain in Muf- 
celburgh-fight, without ifliie) ; and Margaret, married la 
June 1 53 1 to George Booth of Dunham in Chefhire, Efq. 
to whom ihe was firfl wife, and died childlefs. 
Family of William Bulkeley of Porthamell, the fourth fon, marrl- 
Portha- g(j Ellen, daughter and heir to Richard ap Meredyth ap 
^-^ Thomas of Porthamell, in whofe right he became feated 

there, and had ilTue Rowland his fucceflbr ; Richard, Ro- 
bert, Flugh, and John, who died without iffue ; Tho- 
mas and William, both of Lanvechell ; Catharine ; 
Ellen, married to John Owens of Llandyffnan ; and Anne, 
to Rowland ap Rys Wyn of Llanidowe. — Rowland, the 
elded fon married Alice, daughter of John Conway of 
Portriathan, and had Richard ; Thomas , John who left 
no ilTue ; William ; Hugh ; Henry , and Ellen, the wife 
' ' of Daniel, fon of Sir Richard Bulkeley, Knt. — Richard, 
' who fucceeded, married Margaret, daughter of William 

" Lloyd, and had iffue Fvowland ; William; Richard | 

Hus:h ; Ellen; Mary; Margaret; Elizabeth; and Anne, 
married to Thomas Duttoa of Caernarvon, Efq.»— Row- 
V hnd 


land was living at Porthamell in the year 1600, and mar- 
rying; Jane, daughter and heir to Robert Bulkeley of 
Grynlyn, Efq. had William his fucceffor, who took to wife 
Mary, daughter of Dr. Launcelot Bulkeley, Archbiuiop 
of Dublin, and had twofons,— , and Launcelot, who both 
died unmarried; Rowland who ucceeded, (and was father 
of Francis Bulkeley of Porthamell, Elq. who died without 
ifTue) ; Margaret, Alice, Jane, all died unmarried ; and 
Grillild, the wife of Robert Lloyd of Placenewyd in the 
county of Denbigh, Efq. by whom fhe had i.dward 
Lloyd, who died iiluelefs ; Frances, who died unmarried; 
Alice, married to the Rev. Stephen Vaughan of Kilkenny ; 
Dorothy, to Richard Conncl of the fame city, Efq. ; and 
Mary, to Michael Boyle, Gent. 

Sir Richard Bulkeley, who fucceeded his father Rowland Sir 
at Beaumaris, was honoured with Knighthood, and made Richard. 
Chamberlain of North-Wales in 1534 (26 Hen VIII.) and 
marrying Catharine, daughter to Sir William Griffith of 
Penryn in the county of Caernarvon, junior chamberlain 
of North-Wales, had four fons and two daughters, Rich- 
ard ; Rowland; John; Thomas; Eleanor, fecond wife of 
John Ardern of Hawarden in Chefhire, Efq. living in 
1568 ; and Jane, married to Maurice Gwyn (or Wynne) 
of Gwyther in Caernarvonlhire, £fq. and was mother of ' 
Sir John Wynne, created a Baronet 29 June 161 1. 

Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris and of Cheadle, the Sir 
eldefl: fon, was knighted 1576 ; ferved in parliament, for Richard. 
the county of Anglefey in the reigns of Q^Mary, and Q. 
Elizabeth ; to the latter of whom he proved an excellent 
foldier and faithful fervant on feveral occafions ; and was 
alfo chamberlain of North-Wales. — He married to his firft • 
wife Margaret, daughter of Sir John Savage of Rock-Sa- 
vage in Chefliire ; and to his fecond wife Anne (or Agnes) 
daughter of Thomas Needham of Shenton, Efq. by whom 
he had eight fons and two daughter^-, viz. Launcelot, Ar- 
thur, Triftram, who all died young ; George, Edward, 
both died without iffue ; Launcelot, Archbifhop of Dub- 
lin, of whom prefentiy ; Arthur, (Vicar of Coydan \n 
1596, 38 Eliz., who marrying Jane, daughter and heir to 
Rhvfe Wyn ap William ap Price of Coydan, had iffue . 
William ; Thomas, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
John Brereton of Eglefham ; and Catharine, wife to 
Peter Hanmer of Carvalach, Elq. — Wiiliam, the elder 
fon, married firft Agnes, daughter of William Williams 

C2 of 


o? Coghwithlan, by whom he had two foils, William and 
Arthur ; and fecondly Anne, daughter of David Lloyd of 
Llodyard in Anglefey, by whom he had a daughter Anne. 
William, whofucceeded, married firfl Margaret, daughter 
of Richard Parry, Bilhop of St. Afaph, by whom he 
had four fons and one daughter, viz. Richard, anceftor to 
the Bulkeleys ofCoydan; Rev. Launcelot Bulkeley, John, 
^ . Charles, and Ellen; and by his fecond wife, the daughter 
of " Gayner, he had two daughters, Mary and Ca- 
tharine) ; Triftram the youngell fon of Sir Richard, mar- 
ried Anne, daughter of Jenkyn ap Griffith ap Lhuellyn, 
and had two fons and four daughters, John, who died 
childlefs ; William, who married Anne, daughter and 
heir to Owen Griffith of Dreaven ; Agnes, wife to Hugh, 
lecond fon of Pierce Lloyd of Gathodoge ; Mary ; Jane ; 
and Genet. — Sir Richard's two daughters were Grizel, 
(married to Sir Henry Power of Berfliam in Denbighfhire, 
conftable of the caille of Maryborough, Knight Marefchal 
of Ireland, governor of Leix, privy counfellor, and cre- 
ated Vifcount Valentia i March 1620, who dying with- 
out ifTue 25 May 1642, was fucceeded in that title by Sir 
Francis Anncfley ; and fne departing this life at Chapel- 
Izod 8 September 1641, was buried the 17 in St. Patrick's 
church, Dublin) ; and Mary, married to James Eaton of j 
Dudlefton in the county of Salop, Efq. 
F?irally cf Dodor Launcelot Bulkeley, the fixth fon, was admitted 
^ulkeley. ^ Commoner in Brazen-Nofe College, Oxford, in 1587, 
Baronets. ^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^ j^j^ ^^^^ ^^j taking his degree of A. M. in 

1593, ^"^^^ ^3 November that year ordained deacon by 
Hugh Bellot, Bifhop of Bangor, and the fame day infti- 
tuted to the re6tory of Landyffnan, to which was added 4 
March following That of Llandegvan, otherwife Beau- 
maris, of which the Lord Bulkeley is patron. — On 25 
March 1594 the fame Bilhop conferred on him prieft's or- 
. . ders in his cathedtal ; after which being made archdeacon ,; 
of Dublin, he took the degree of D. D- in that univerfi- ; 
ty ; and by letters patent, dated 11 Auguft 1619, was pro- 
moted to that archiepifcopal fee ; foon after which he was 
called into the privy council ; and 15 April 1624 appoint- 
ed one of the commifiioners for the prefervation of the 
peace in the provinces of Leinfter and Ulfter, during the ^ 
Ij. D. Falkland's abfence to vifit and fettle the new planta- 
tions in the north, f — He deceafed at his palace of Tal- 


■ + Whilfc lie fat in this See, he parchafed the eftate of Dunlavan, 
Tervant, Merginftown, certain houfes and lands inRathcoole, with 
«ther hereditaments in the counties of Dublin and Wicklow, 


laght 8 September 1650, in the 82 year of his age, and 
was buried in St. Patrick's cathedral ; and having married 
Ahce, daughter of Rowland Bulkefey of Beaumaris^ Efq. 
had iffue by her *, who was buried with him in Fe- 
bruary 1654, two fons and two dau.'^hters, viz. the l\cv. 
Wilham Bulkeley, archdeacon of Dubhn ; Rev. Richard 
Bulkeley, D. D. of Bawne, who died about the beginning 
of the troubles of 1641, and left three orphans under the 
tuition of their uncle William ; Mary, married to Willi- 
am Bulkeley of Porthamell, Ef(]. as before fpecified , and 
Griffild, to the Rev. Ambrofe Aungier \ 

WiUiam, the eldeft fon, D. D. and archdeacon of Dub- 
lin, lived at Miltown, which, with many other houfes and 
caftles, belonging to the proteftant nobility and gentry, in 
the counties of Dublin and Wicklow, were burned in 
164.1 f to prevent the EngliiTi from planting any garrifon 
in thofe parts ; and it appears from the depofitions concern- 
ing the murders and lofTes of the proteftants, that he alio 
loft in rents 530I. a year ; in ftock, 450I. in buildings at 
Old-Bawne, which were wafted and deftroyed, 3000I. in 
rents, tithes, &c. at Dunlavan and elfewhere, 63 15I. that 
his father, the Archbiftiop, loft in cattle, houfes burnt and 
rents, 370L and the orphans of his brother, 503I. i8s.— 
He was a perfon of great virtue and piety ; one, who i 

made it his employ only to ferve the church ; and his di- 
verfion only to improve and adorn his ellate with planta- 
tions, which from a rude, deiclate and wild land, he 
brought to a moft dtlightful patrimony f.— He married 

^ , , . Elizabeth, 

* The commlfTioners of government having publifiied an order 
to prevent the kiUing of lambs, on account of the great decay and 
fcarcity of fheep, upon the pain of ten fnillings for each lamb, to 
he paid as well by the killer as the eater -, ilie petitioned the go- 
vernment for licence to eat lamb, by reafon of her great age, and 
weaknefs of body : In confideration whereof her petition was grant- 
ed, and {he had a licence r; March 1652, to kill and drefs fo much 
as fhould be neceiTary for her own ufe and eating, not exceeding 
three lambs in the whole for that year : And the fame day fhe had 
their permilfion to take fuch iiudds for her own ule as did of right 
belong to her ^ having received an order i8 February preceding to 
poifefs her lands about Rathcoole garrifon, and to difpofe of the 
fame to her belt advantage, paying contribution, provided flie 
planted them with Englifn tenants. 

-^ As aftignee to Sir Janies Cralge, he had a grant from K. 
C'harles I. 5 March 1627, to him, his heirs and aiTignes, of the towns 
and lands of Tefnavan, otherwife Steghneven, Drumie, Lifnakiil 
Loghanfion, Oidbawne, otherwife Shanbawne, Killtallowan, C^p- 
poge, cvc. in the counties of Dublin and Wicklow, to hold in Ga^ 
pite, by knight's fervice. 

* See Fatkenham, Counttfs of Longford, 


Elizabeth, ^ daughter * of Henry Mainwaring of Kilken- 
ny, Efq. mafler m chancery, who died i March 1635, 
and was buried in St. Mary's chapel in th-; cathedral 
cbu'^ch of St. Canice by his fecond wife Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Ralph Skipwith of Paikbur)/ in the county of Hert- 
ford, Efq. and 3 December 1670, being in the 73 year of 
his age, he made his will, and died the next year, having 
ilTue by her, who dccealed in 1679, three fons and three 
daughters, viz. Sir Richard ; A. thur, who died unmarri- 
ed in 1666; Launcelor, who alfodieda batchdlor ; Alicia, 
^ married to Henry Martin, E^q -f- ; Mary, (to Launcelot 
Dowdall of Mountown in Meath, Efq. and died 3 Decem- 
ber 1668, having two fons, Bulkeley, who died unmarri- 
ed ; and Launcelot, who left no iffue by his wife Levina, 
daughter of John Philips of Newtown-Lemavady in the 
county of Derry, Efq) ; and Agnes, firft married to Ed- 
ward Chichefter, Efq. grandfbn of Edward, Vifcount Chi- 
cheiler ; fecondly to Roger Maderfon of ProfpeQ: and Mo- 
nyfeed in the county of Wexford, Efq and by him had an 
only fon Henry, whom by his will, dated 15 February 
1679, he left under the care of his uncle Sir Richard Bul- 

Which Sir Richard, who fucceeded at Old-Bawne, was 
alfo featcd at Dunlavan in the county of Wicklow, where 
he had a fair eilate t, and being a man of great merit and 


* She brought into the family divers caftlev«;, houfes and gardens 
yiear to, and within the precintt of the Dominican Abbey of Black 
Friars in Kilkenny •, the impropi-iate reftories of Bananogh, other-r- 
wife Cailledough, Dyfert, and Kilferah, with the glebes thereof, 
&€. in the county of Kilkenny, 

-^ He was fon and heir to Anthony, Bifhop of Meath, by Catha- 
rine, daughter of Sir Robert Newcomen, Bart, and his ill'ue were 
Henry Martin, Efq. y Launcelot, and Elizabeth, who both died un- 
anarried ; and Alicin, firft nriarried to Thomas Whitfield, Efq. by 
whom {he had no iilue, and fecondly to Rev. William Moore of 
Ballyknew in the county of W^exford, by whom fhe had three fons 
and two daughters, and died in Seprem.ber I'j^i. 

"^ Upon his reprefentation to the King, that the town of Dunlavan 
lay near the mountains of the county of Wicklow, and that there 
was a great want in that part of the country of Markets and fairs, 
to which the inhabitants of the faid mountains and other parts ad- 
jacent might refort, to buy fuch things as they wanted, and to fell 
fuch commodities as thev had to fpare ; and that the faid town was 
a place very convenient for thofe ufes ; his Majefty, 24 March 166 r, 


' Mentioned in her grandmother's wilL 
^ In his father's will. 


goodnefs, was honoured with the dignity of a Baronet, by 
privy feal, dated at Whitehall 24 September, and by pa- 
tent ' 9 December 1672. — In 1659 he married firft Catha- 
rine, daughter and coheir to John Byffe, Efq chief Baron 
of the Exchequer, and by her, who died in 1664, in the 
21 year of her age, had two fons, Richard and John. His 

fecond wife was Dorothy, ^ daughter of VV bitfield, 

Efq. by whom he had no iflue, and dying in 1685, fhe re- 
married with William Worth, Efq. Baron of the Exche- 
quer, died 12 January 1704, and was buried in St. Pa- 
trick's church. 

Sir Richard Bulkeley, the fecond Baronet, had his edu- 
cation in the univerfitics of Dublin and Oxford, taking his 
degree of A. B. in the latter 21 May 1680; and (as he 
tells us himfcif) was a perfon of good underflanding and 
reafon, which in divers refpefts were much improved by the 
imperfeft fymmetry and deformity of his body ; for, in the 
courfe of his childhood his faculties were fo extraordinary, 
that in a few years he acquired a very great meafure of 
learning, and was bleffed with fo great memory, that his 
learning aitd knovv'ledge were therein moft fecurely treafur- 
ed up. — At 16 years of age (he fays) he had a large flock 
of human learning, and faculties of foul fcarcely equalled ; 
wit, fancy, and apprehenf on extraordinary ; but a memo- 
ry almoft miraculous. Yet, with all this fund of reafon 

and literature, he was ftrangely deluded and led away by 
the unreafonable infatuations of a fet of enthuiiaftical pre- 
tenders to prophecy, who firft appeared among the French 
Camijars and Huguemts y with whom he engaged io deeply, 
that not only his eftate partly fupplied their extravagan- 
cies ; but he proftitutcd his excellent pen in defence of 
their frenzy, and mifipplied his great capacity and good 
fenfe, by fuhmitting tl.eni to their groundlefs delufions ; 
and was only prevented by death from felling his eftate to 
diftribute among them.-— In the 25 yea; of his age he fuc- 


granted him a Wednefday market, and two fairn to be held on the 
fecond Tuefday in May, and the feco:-!d Tuefday auer Michaelmas, 
each o coiunme for two d.^ysi ; which grant on i June i6c2 was re- 
viewed to his fon Sir Richard, with the alteration of the day, viz. a 
weekly Friday market for live cattle, and a Saturday market for 
the accommodation of the inhabitants of t,he town an.d neighbour- 
hood. For whofe greater convenience the Right Honourable ' 

James Tynte, heir to the family, built a bcaiitiful mar|-:^t-houfe^ 

♦ Rot. Anno 24 Car. II. 5 p. D. 

2 Mentioned in his ^randfathex's will. 


ceeded his father, and was F.R. S. but died in 1710, and 
lies buried in his impropriate church of Ev;ell m Surry 
(where he had a handfome houfe, which was purchafed 
from his heirs by Sir WilHam Lewen, Lord Mayor of 
London, in 1718) under a black marble under the altar, 
with his coat-armour thereon engraven, and this infcrip- 
tion ; 

Here lyeth the Body of 

. . , Sir Richard Bulkeley, Bart. 

Who departed this Life, 

April the 7 th. 17 10, 

in the 47 rh Year 

: Of his Age. 

i.^^, And alfo Lucy his Wife, 

Who departed this Life 
Odober the 9th. 17 10 in the 47 th 
Year of her Age. 

She was dau9:hter of Sir Georp-e Downinjr of Hatlev iti 
the county of Cambridge, Ban. ; but by hei^, who in Au- 

^ guft 1 7 10 remarried with the aforefaid William Worth, Efq. 
having an oi\ly fon, who died an infant, the title ceafed ; 
and his brother John, who died 18 July 1699, in the 38 
year of his age, having married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Henry Whitfield, Efq. had one fon who died an infant^ 
and one dau:^htcr Hefter, who became heir to the eftate, 
and was married 1 5 April i 702 to James Worth Tynle, Efcj. 
(younger fon of the faici Mr. Baron Wortii) member of 
parliament for Youghall, and one of his Majefty's privy 
council ; and fne deceafing 9 Auguil; 1723, bad two fons, 
Henry, buried at St. Patrick's 5 February 1709 ; and Wil- 
liam, buried there 20 Augulf 17 10. 

We now return to the iffue of Sir Richard Bulkeley of 
Beaumaris, by his firft wite Margaret Savage, which were 
fix fons and hve daughters, viz. Sir Richard his fuccefibr ; 
John (who by Margaret, daughter of — -^ Morgan, had a 
ion Chai;les and a daughter Margaret) ; Daniel (who mar- 
ried Ellen, daughter of R^^wland Bulkeley of Porthamell, 
and had four fons fons and two daughters, Richard, Row- 
land, Thomas, John, Margaret, and Ellen) ; William, 
Thomas, Charles, died without ilTue ; Jane, married to 
Kobert ap Hugh Creythin 5 Margaret, and Ellen died un- 

^ ■■■■.■ ;■■ ; .- married^ 


marned ; Elizabeth, married to Owen Holland, Efq. ; 
and Catharine, to Griffith ap John Griffith of Lyn. 

Sir Richard Bulkeley, who lucceeded at Beaumaris, was Sir 
knighted, and by K. James's infl:ru(Slions to WiHiam, Richard. 
Lord Compton, prefident oF Wales, dated 12 November 
1617, was appointed oF council to his Lordlhip for that 
principality. — He died 28 June 1621, and was buried at 
Beaumaris with his anceftors ; having married firfl: Catha- 
rine, daughter of Sir William Davenport of Broomhall 
in the county of Chefter ; and fccondly Mary, daughter of 
William, Lord Borough of Gainiborough in the county of 
Lincoln, (grandfather of Thomas, Lord Borough, who 
died L. L. of Ireland) by his wife Catharine, daughter of 
Edward, Earl of Lincoln Bv the firft wife he had one 
daughter Elizabeth, and a fon Richard Bulkeley of Chea- 
dle, Efq. who died before him, leaving bv Catharine, 
daughter of George Needham of Thorniet in the county 
of Derby, Efq. Richard ; Peter ; Humphry ; Francis, a 
captain in Virginia ; Dorothy ; Lucy ; and Catharine.— 
Richard, the eldeft fon, who fucceeded at Cheadle, mar- 
ried Dorothy, daughter of Sir William Hopkins, Knt. and 
iiaving an oniy child Dorothy, who was married to Henry, 
third fon of Sir Benjamin Ayloffc, Bart, fhe was mother 
of Sir John Ayloffe of Stanford- Rivers in Eilex, who fuc- 
ceeded his uncle Sir Benjamin in the title, and dying 10 
December 1730, unmarried, the honour devolved on his 
coufin Sir Jofeph, who married Margaret, daughter and 
fole heir to Thomas Riilton of Carlifle in Cumberland, 
Efq. and had Jofeph, who died 19 December 1756, aged 
2 1. "—Sir Richard Bulkeley's IfTue by his fecond wife, the 
Lord Borough's daughter, were two fons and three daugh- 

Sir Richard, who married Anne, daughter of Thomas (i) 
Wilford of Kent, and had Richard, who died childlefs by 

his wife, the daughter of — - Hill ; Peter, who died 

unmarried ; Robert ; Margarer, married to John Body- 
chan of Bodychan In the Ifle of Anglefey ; and Anne, to 
Dr. Robert Lloyd. 
• Thomas, created Vifcount Bulkeley. (2) 

Daus^hter Eleanor, married to Sir Thomas Porter of the (i) 
county of Warwick. 

Margaret, to George Shelleto of Heath in Yorkfliire, (2) 



(3) Peneiope, in 16 14 to Sir Edv/yn Sandys of Worfburgh, 

foil and heir to Sir Samuel Sandys of Omberfley in the 
county of Worceiler, Knt- and died in 1680, having ifTuc 
four fons and three daughters, whereof Samuel, the eldeft, 
was great-grandfather of Samuel, created Lord Sandys, 
Baron of Omberfley. 

Thomas, Thomas, the younger Ton, was feated at Baron-Hill 
^ near Beaumaris, and being a perfon of great merit and 

\ilcount. {].p;^ loyalty to K. Charles I. was advanced by patent * un- | 
der the privy feal, bearing date at Oxford 6 January 1643, 
to the dignity of Vifcount Bulkeley of CaQiei. — He marri- 
ed firft Blanch, daughter of Robert Coytmore of Coytmore 
in the county of Caernarvon, Efq. and fecondly the daugh- 
ter of Mr. Cheadle, who was feme time his Lordfhip's Stew- 
ard, but by her he had no ifTue, and gave way to fate by 
poifon. — His children were five fons and four daughters, 
viz. colonel Richard Bulkeley, (heir apparent, who was 
treacheroufly killed by Richard Cheadle, for which he was 
executed at Conway, and left no iffue by his wife Catha- 
rine, younger daughter of Sir Roger Moflyn of Moftyn in 
the county of Flint, Knt.) ; Robert, who fucceeded to the 
title ; Thomas, (of Dmas in the county of Caernarvon, 
who married "Jane, daughter and coheir to Griffith Jones 
of Caftlemarch, i:>fq-) ; Henry (who was mafter of the 
houfehold toK Charles II. and James II. m.arried Lady So- 
phia Stewart, and had James, who fettled in France; Francis; 
Charlotte, married to Daniel, Vifcount Clare ; Anne, to 
James, Duke of Berwick ; Henrietta; andLaura'); Ed- 
wyn, died unmarried ; Catharine (married to Richard Wood 
of Rofmore, Efq-) J Lumley, to Piers Lloyd of Lifgway, 
Efq.) ; Mary, (fecond wife of Sir Roger Moflyn of Mof- 
tyn in Flintfhire, created a Baronet 3 Augufl 1660, and 
> ihe dying 16 October 1662, had ilTue five fons and three 


* The preamble. Cum reglae Dignkati omnisj fecundum Deura, 
univerfos et fmgulosin Regnis noltris et Ditionibus s.d Titulos&: ho- 
nores provehendi Poceftas conceiia eft; Nos Perfonam diledliffimi 
Subditi noftri Thorns Bulkeley Armigeri, ex anriquiffima Profapia 
Bulkeleorum in Infula noilra Mofia oriundi, pliirlmifque ex Angli- 
cana Nobilitate Famiiiis fanguine imniixti ; necr.on de Patre atque 
Avis de Noih-is femper Negotiis, et Rebus Hibernicis prsefertim, 
opdme merentibus editi, quorum ipfe Veftigia fortiter pra^mit, ez 
omni erga nos Pietate et CuUura fuperare conatur, rite perpenden- 
tes et concedentes, eum ad Scatum, Gradum, Stilun^ Dignitatem, 
Titulum et HonoremVicecomitis BuJkeley deCafnell 'ii Regno noftro 
Hibernice provehere et promovere decrevimus. Sciaiis igitur, i^ccn, 
(Rot. Anno i7<= Car. II. 2^ p. f.) 

» Collins's Supp, 


dauo^hters, of whom Sir Thomas, the eldeft Ton, was 
grandfather to Sir Thomas Moftyn, who died in I737> 
whofe ion and heir Sir Roger, died 5 May 1 739, and his 
fon Sir Thon.c.j who died 24 March 1758, was father of 
Sir Roger Mollyn the prefent Baronet) ; and Penelope. 

Robert, the fecond Yifcount, in 1658 was flierifF of the Robert, 
county of Anglefey, and ferved for that fhire in the parha- 2 
ment, which reftored K. Charlrs II. continuing; to be its Vifcount. 
reprefentative to his death, w^hich happened 18 October 
1688. — He married Sarah, daughter of Daniel Hervey of 
Coombe in Surrv, E^'q. and had three fons and fix daugh- 
ters; viz. Richard his Riccfjflbr ; Robert, (educated at Ox- 
ford, and prefented 23 May 1683 \vith the degree of 
L- L. D. by James, Duke of York, was member of parli- 
ament for Beaumaris) ; Thomas, reprefentative ot^ the 
county of Caernarvon ; Rlizabeth, born in 1655, marri- 
ed to John G^- ffith of Glyn in Caernarvonfhire, Efq. ; 
Catharine, to Philip Atkinfon, D D ; Penelope, who 
died unmarried ; Lumley ; Martha, to Roger Price, of 
Rhiwiasj Efq. ; and Eleanor, to Sir William Smith, of 
Vinhali, Bart. 

Richard, the third Vifcount Bulkeley, was born in Richard^ 
1658 ; reprefented the county of Anglefey in all the parli- 3 
aments from that, which met at Oxford 21 March 1 58o, VifcounL 
to his death ; and in 1701 was appointed vice-admiral of 
the North parts oi Wales. — He married firft Mary, elceft 
daughter of Sir Philip Egerton of Egerton and Oulton in 
the county of Cliefter, Knt. fecond furviving {on of Sir 
Rowland Egerton, Bart.) by his wife Catharine, daughter 
and heir to Pierce Conway of Hendre in the county of 
Flint, Efq. and fecondlv Elizabeth, daughter of Henry 
White of Hawrhlin in the county of Pembroke, Efq. Ihe 
died 13 June 1752; and his Lordfnip deceafing 9 Augufl: 
1704, was fucceeded by his only fon by his firft Lady. 

Richard, the fourth Vifcount, who was alfo member for Richard^ 
the county of Anglefey in feveral parliaments, in the reigns _ 4 
of Q^ Anne and K. GeorQ:e I. ; which honour, together '^^f'^o""^- 
with thofe of conftabje of Beaumaris-caftle, and chamber- 
Iain of North-Whales, have been almofl: without interup- 
tion continued in this noble family from the reign of Q. 
Elizabeth. — On 2 September 17 13 he was alfo made con- 
flable of Caernarvon-caftle, but in November 1714 was 
fucceeded therein by the Earl of Radnor ; and 4 June 
1724 departed this life at Bath, having diflinguifhed him- 
felf by a fleady adherence to principles of loyalty, a difin- 



terefled zeal for the good of his country, and the ftritlefl ' 
regard to all focial virtues. — He married Lady Bridget Ber- 
tie, eldeft daughter of James, firll: Earl of Abingdon, by 
his fird wife Eleanora, eldeft daughter and coheir to Sir 
Henry Lee of Ditch'ey in Oxfordlhire, Bart, and by her, 
who died in June I753> near Thame in the county of Ox- 
ford, left ilTue two ions, Richard and James, foccefiive 
Vilcounts ; and fix daughters, Bridget, who died un- 
married ; Eleanor-Maria, married to George Harvey of 
Tiddington in Oxtordfliire, Efq. j Anne, to William 
Bertie, D. D. brother to Willoughby, third Earl of Abing- 
don ; Elizabeth, to William Price of Rulace, Efq. ; Lum- 
ley and Sarah, both died unmarried ^. 

"Richard, Richard, the fifth Vifcount, born in 1708, was chofen 
5 24 March 1730 member of parliament for Beaumaris ; was 

Yifcount. conilable of that callle, and chamberlain of North-Wales ; 
married 12 January 1731-2 the daughter and heir of 
Lewis Owen of Peniarth in Merrionethlhire, Efq. by his 
wife, the daughter of Sir William Williams, Bart- and 
dying 15 March 1738 xvithout iflue by her, who in May 
1739 remarried with Edward, third fon of John Williams 
of Chefter, Efq- was fuccecded by his brother 
James, James, the fixth Vifcount Bulkeley, who 19 April 1739 
- ^ was chofen to fupply his place in parliament ; was conila- 
' ble of the caftle of Beaumaris, and chamberlain of No' th- 
Wales. — 5 Auguti 1749 he married Emma, only daughter 
and heir to Thomas Rowlands of Carew in the Ifle of An- 
glefey, Efq. ; by her he had iffue two daughters, Bridget ;, 
born in 1749, who died 13 July 1766; and Eleonora- 
Maria, born in 1750 who died the fame year; and de- 
ceafing 23 April 1752 ^ st 35, left his Lady (who remar- 
ried in 1760, with Sir Hugh Williams, Bart, died 18 Au- 
guft 1770, and was buried at Kanvair yn Gherney in An- 
glefey) encient, of a fon 

Tliomas- Thomas-James, the feventh and prefent Vifcount Bul- 

james, keley, who was born in 1752 ^ and 11 May 1784 was 

7 created a Peer of England by the title of Lord Bulkeley, 

Vifcount. Baron of Beaumaris —-26 April 1777 he married Eliza- 
beth-Harriot, only daughter of Sir George Warren^ 
Knight of the Bath, but has no iffue ■^. 

Titles.] Thomas-James Bulkeley, Vifcount Bulke- 
ley, and Baron of Beaumariso 


I Collhi's Supp: 2 Ulfter's QlRce. 3 Idem. 
4 Ulfter's Otfice, and ColUns's Supp, ^ ^= > ■ 


Creations.] V. Bulkelcy of Cafhel in the county of 
Tipperary, 19 January 1643, 19 Car. I. B. of Beaumaris 
in the Hie of Anglefey 11 May 1784, 24 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Diamond, a cheveron between three bull's heads, 
cabofTed and armed, pearl. 

Crest.] In a ducal coroner, topaz, a bull's-head 
pearl, armed, gold. 

Supporters.] Two bulls, pearl, armed and ungulcd, 
topaz, each gorged with a collar dancette. Ruby. 

Motto.] Nec Temere, Nec Timide. 

Seat.] Baron-Hill in the Jlle of Anglefey, 241 miles 
from London. 

. f 



A HE progenitor of this noble family attended the Nor- ij 
man Duke in his expedition to England ; being allied, as 
is proved by an old chronicle, to the Dukes of Little Bre- 
taigne, where the name ftill continues in great repute ; 
after the kingdom of Ireland became fubje<9: to the Englilh 
■crown in the reign of Henry II, they removed hither, 
and upon their firll: arrival obtained large pofleflions ab 
Beerhaven in the county of Cork, from the O Suillevans ; 
.befides which place, with the harbour and other creeks, 
their yearly revenues amounted to 1600I. fterling, a pro- 
digious income in thofe early times. — Here they flourifhed, 
until they were all cut off by a confpiracy of the Iriih, fo- 
mented by the aforefaid fept, the old proprietors of that 
part of the country, who fuffered none of the name to ef- 
cape their fury ; fo that the family mud have been extir- 
pated, had it not been providentially preferved by one of 



the principal young men thereof, who at that time was flu- 
dymg the law m Kr; gland -j- ; whence returning foon after, 
he (ettlcd at Druranag^h near Diblin, where his poilerity 
remained unt?! the reign of James L when that place be- 
came the eftate o^ Sir Adam Loftus. 

This prcferver of the family (whofe chriflian name is not 
recovered) was the father of two fons, Hugo, who died 
Reginald, without ifTue 8 Odober 1237, 21 Hen. ill. and Reginald, 
who becoming heir to his brother, the King by patent con- 
firmed to him his inheritance of four carucates of land, 
Reginald, with their appurtenances, in Drumenagh and Tyrenure : 
And to him fucceeded another Reginald de Berneval (for fo 
the name was then written) livinp; in the reipms of Edward 
II, and III. who in 1325 held of Anna de Cogan one ca- 
rucate and a half of land in Oldton, Corbally, and riag- 
gard by fealty,, fuit of court and ten fhiilings 
rent ; and 6 £dw. III. held five carucates in Drumenagh 
and Tyrenure in Captte, by the fervice of one Knight's 
fee. — He married the daughter of — — - Molyneux of 
Sir Kilbride in the county ot Kiidare, and had iiTue Sir Wul- 
Ulpram. franus (Ulpram) de Bernevall, who in the laft mentioned 
Sir year was of full age, then fucceeding his father, and by 
Nicholas, the daughter of Berford, had Sir Nicholas Bernevall 

Sir of Drumenagh, whofe wife was the daughter of -Roch- 

Ulpram. fort, and his fon and heir Sir Ulpram Bernevall, Knt. who 
Sir feared himfelf at Crickftown in the county of Meath, mar- 
Nicholas, rying the daughter of — ^ . Arade, was father of Sir Ni- 
cholas Bernevall, who by the daughter of Clifford 

had two Tons, Sir Chriftopher, his fucceflbr at Cnckftown, 
anceftor to the families of Cnckftown and Trimleilon * ; 


Sir Chrif- * Which Sir Chrlftopher of Crlckftown In the county of 
ropher. Meath, in 1445 and 1446 was Chief Juftice of the King's Bench, 

and marrying Lady Maud Drake, widow of Sir Drake of 

Drakerath, had ilTue two fons Sir Nicholas his heir, who fuc- 
ceeded at Crickifown j and Robert, from whom the Baron of* 
Trimledon defcends. 
Family Sir Nicholas of Crlckftown, being bred to the profefllon of the 
of Crickf- law, was appointed, in confideration of his good and faithful fer- 

town, vices,Chief Juiliiceof the Court ofCommonPleasfor life, by patent 
Baroiiets. ^^^^^ . 

•^ Some attribute the family's prefervatlon to the principal per- 
fon's wife, who, being then big with child, efcaped by flight to 
Dublin, where ftie was kindly received, and foon after delivered of 
a fon. But this feems a little improbable ; a woman with child 
being very liicapable of prefeiving herfc If by fuch a flight-, 


and John of Frankcfton (otherwife Trimleflon) from whcni 
the Lord Vilcount Kinglland derives. 


dated at Wedminfter i Auguft 1461, and fworn into tliat Office 
14 April following. He married Ifmay, daughter and heir to 
Sir John, or Robert, Serjeant of Caftleknock near Dublin, and 
by her (who remarried with Sir Robert B(,!d, Baron of Raroath) 
had Chriftopher his heir ; and Edmund of Dunbrow in the coun- 
ty of Dublin, who by Catharine, daughter and heir to the faid 
Sir Robert Bold, by his firft wife, had Elizabeth, married to 
Richard Talbot of Dublin ; and Robert, who fucceeded at Dun- 
brow, and by Ifabella, or Catharine, daughter of John SkeJion 
Alderman of Dublin, had Mark of Dunbrow, who married 
Anne, daughter of Sir John Plunket of Bew^ley, Knt. and relict 
of Sir William Birmingham, Baron of Carbury, by this Lady he 
had Robert, born about 1557, who 24 September 1593 brought 
one archer on horfeback, for the county of Dublin, to the ge- 
neral hofting at the hill of Tarah. He married Genet, daugh- 
ter of William Talbot of Malahyde, Efq. and had Edmund ; he 
married fecondly Kinborough, daughter of Jarces Good, M. D. 
of London, and by her had James, heir to his brother Edmund ; 
Mark (of Dunbrow, who died in 1574, leaving a daughter 
Elizabeth, who became the wife of Thomas Fitz-Gerald of Lac- 
cagh, Efq.) ; Richard ; Edmund j Jane, married to Peter 
Barnewall of Tyrenure ; Kinborough, to Chriftopher NuP"ent^ 
Efq. ; Alice ; and Mary Edward, the fon of the firft wife, 
fucceeded at Dunbrow after 163 1, and dying without ilTue, was 
fucceeded by his half-brother James, who 20 February 1635 
had a fpecial livery of his eftate. Chriftopher Barnewall, eldeft 
fon of Nicholas, fucceeded at Crickftown, and marrving Ellen, 
daughter of Peter, Lord Dunboyne, had iiTue Edward his heir j 
George (of Arrolfton in the county of Meath, who by Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Richard Euftace of Harriftown, Knt. brother 
to Thomas, Lord Ki cullen, had Nicholas his heir; Edward, 
who bv Anne, daughter of Thomas Nugent of Bracklyn, Efq. 
had two fons, Richard and Stadhyn ; Rowland, Richard, Oli- 
ver, all died without iffue ; Edmond of Cookftown in the coun- 
ty of Meath, who by Catharine White, was anceftor of George, 
living at Cookftown in 161 1; ; Alicia, married in 1542, to Tho- 
mas Nugent of Bracklyn, Efq. ; Eliz-beth, to Patrick Plunket 
of Gibftown ; and Margaret, to John Nugent of Killaghe. Ni- 
cholas, the eldeft fon, was of Arroldfton, m?rried Ellinor, 
daughter of Oliver Plunket of Gibftown, and had Chriftopher, 
who married Ifmay, daughter of Peter Barnewall, fon of Sir 
John, by his wife the daughter of Peter N^ngle) ; Robert (of 
Moylagh in the county of A4eath, whofe fon Thomas, by Ellen, 
daughter of Robert Oge Nugent of Newcaftle in the county or 
Weftmeath, Efq. had Robert, who was father, by a daughter 



John. Which John was fherlff of the county of Meath in 
1433 (11 Hen. VL) and marrying Genet, daughter and 


of Robert Balfe of GalmoUefton, of Edward of Moykgh, which 
Edward died i"? July 1632, leaving Patrick, his heir, a minor) ; 
and Barnabas, the younger fon had Patrick his heir, the father 
of Edmund Barnewall, Gent. — Edward of Crickllon, eldeft fon 
of Chriitopher, married Elizab<?Lh, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Plunket of Dunfoghly, Knt. and by her (who remarried with 
William Wyfe of Waterfton) had Sir Chriftopher his heir ; 
Anne, married to Oliver Nugent of Drumcree in the county of 
Weftmeath, Efq. ; and Genet, to Sir Robert Dillon, anceftor to 
the Earls of Rofcomon. — Sir Chriftopher the only fon, of Crick- 
flon, married Catharine, younger daughter of Sir Chriftopher 
Fleming, Lord Slane, by a daughter of the houfe of Kildare, 
and had fix fons and feven daughters, viz Sir Patrick his heir ; 
Robert, John, and Nicholas, all dumb ; James -, Michael 
(of Athronan in the county of Meath, who married Anne, 

daughter of Fitz-Lions, and widow of George Delahyde of 

Loughefque, Gent, and by her had Chriftopher; John; Tho- 
mas ; Elizabeth married to Chriftopher, Lord Dunfany ; and 
Maud, to Henry Warren. Chriftopher who fucceeded at Ath- 
ronan, wa-^ fa':her of James, whofe defcendant Patrick brought 
one archer on horieback to the general hofting at the hill of 
Tarah, 24 September 1593); daughter Catharine, to Nicholas 
Huffev, Efq. Baron of Galtrim ; Margaret, to Robert, fon and 
heir to Chriftopher Barnewall of Rowfton ; Mary, to Richard, 
fon and heir to Thomas Telling of Mataghna ; Jane, and Anne 
dumb ; Alice, to Chriftopher, Lord Killeen ; and Maud in 
1580 to Richard Nugent of Donouer, Efq — Sir Patrick who 
fucceeded at Crickfton was living in 1578, and was knighted 28 
February 1585, having fat that year in Sir John Perrot's parlia- 
ment. He brought four archers on horfeback for the county of 
Meath to the general hofting at the hill of Tarah ; and having 
married Margaret, eldeft daughter of Sir Patrick Barnewall of 
Fieldftown and Turvey, Knt. anceftor to Lord Vifcount Kingf- 
land, had ilfue five fons and three daughters, viz. Sir Richard 
his fucceflbr ; Robert, of Stackallan, who married Alifon, 
daughter of James Brandon of Dundalk, merchant ; John ; Pe- 
ter ; George ; Catharine, married to James Everard of Ran- 
i dalftown ; Maud, to Richard, fon of James Moyle Nugent ; 
r and the youngeft, to Thomas Nugent, third fon of Chriftopher 
the nineteenth Baron of Delvin Sir Richard Barnewall, Knt. 
eighth in defcent from the firft poffeiTbr of Crickftown, fuc- 
ceeded to that eftate, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Oli- 
ver Plunket of Rathmore in the county of Meath, Knt. by 
Elizabeth, daughter of James Cufack of Portrane, and had Sir 
Patrick his heir; John; Thomas; Elizabeth* ixiarried to Pa- 


heir to -Netterville of Stalfordfton, had iflue Richard 

Barnewall of Fieldflon, Efq. which eilate he acquired in 


Vol. V. D 


trick Barnewall of Kilbrew, Efq. ; Mary, to William Fitz-Ge- 
raid of Ballycorbet in the King's County, Efq. and EHen, or 
EUenor, to Randal, Lord Slane, being his firil wife. — Sir Pa- 
trick Barnewall who fucc^eded at Crickfton, was created a Ba* 
Tonet by privy fignet, dated at Weftrainller 1 1 May, and bv pa- 
tent 21 February 1622, he made his v/ill (as by inquilition 
taken 18 Odtober 1624), 24 March 1615, died 21 June 1684; 
and having married Cicely, daughter of William, Lord Slane, 
had iffue by her (who remarried with Patrick Barnewall of 
Kilbrew) four fons and three daughters, viz. Sir Richard his 
fucceffor ; John, (who was knighted, and 4 March 16S8-9, was 
appointed fecond Juftice of the Exchequer j he married Tho- 
ma/ine, daughter of Anthony, Vifcount Tarah, and left an on- 
ly daughter Mary, married to John, Lord Trimleflon) ; George j 
Michael ; Mary, (married to Thomas Nugent of Dunfert in the 
county of Kildare, Efq. and flie dying in 1645, was buried in 
the church of Dunfert) ; Catharine ; and Frances. — Sir Richard 
the fecond Baronet, was twenty-one years and fix months old at 
the death of his father, and was then married to Thomazine, 
daughter of Edv/ard Dowdall of Alhlumey, Efq. as appears by 
inquifition, 15 July 1629, he had a fpecial livery of his eftate ; 
and being engaged in the rebellion of 1641, raifed and com- 
manded about one hundred horfe ; he fent Chriftopher Barne- 
wall of Crackenilown, and Andrew Barnewall of Kilbrew, fou 
of Patrick Barnewall, Efq. with two hundred men under their 
command, to defend the town of Kilfoghlen againfc the Englifli 
army. After the eftablifliment of the general council at Kil- 
kenny, he fixed his refidence there, being en:ploycd as one of 
the provincial Council j and was excepted from pardon for life 
and eftate by Cromwell's aft of parliament, paffed 12 Auguft 
^1652, for the fettlement of Ireland, he v\^as after tranfpl an Led 
into Conaught, attainted, and deprived of all his eftates until 
the ReRoration, at which time, being one of the nominees 
mentioned in the aft of fettlement, was thereby to be reilored 
to his manfion-houfe, and 2000 acres of land thereto adjoining, 
and died about that period \ leaving iffue two fons, viz. Sir 
Patrick; and John, v/ho married a daughter of the family of 
Brymore, and had James, who married Margaret, daughter of 
Colonel Legge, brother to Lord Dartmouth, and had Barnaby 
(who by Jane, daughter of Kedagh Geoghegan of Vveilmeath, 
Efq. had James, who died in Hungary ; George, who fucceed- 
ed to the title of Baronet; two daughters,; and feveral 01 her 
children who died young) ; James, who married Marcclla, 
daughter of the faid Kedagh Geoghegan ; and Anne. mar- 
Tied to WiiJiam Dillon of Kildare, Gent. — Sir Patrick, the 


' Decree in Chancery tq FebnuT-y t6S6 N9, 8, 


marriage with Elizabeth (rather Catharine) daughter and 
heir to John Delafeld of Fielditon, and by her had Roger 


third Baronet, who fucceeded to the manfion of Crickfton, with the 
ellate alngned to his father, and K. Charles granted him an annual 
penfion of i 50I. which was continued upon the eilabliihnient, com- 
mencing I January 1687. He was knight for the county of Meath, 
in K. ]ame:^'s parliament, and having married Frances, daughter 
of Richard Butler of Kilcalli, Efq. brother to James, Duke of 
Ormond, had iflue by her (who was buried i February 1709, 
at St. James's church Dublin), Sir George his heir ; Eleanor, 
married in 1703 to Hugh, Earl of Mount-Alexander, and died 
ni December 1746; Mary; and Frances. — Sir George, the 
fouith Baronet, died 22 Oftober I73s» leaving his faid three 
fillers his coheirs, and the title devolved on his next heir male, 
George, fon of Barnaby, fon of John, fecond fon of Sir Rich- 
ard the fecond Baronet, which Sir George, fifth Baronet, came 
I into Ireland, and procured an authentic pedigree of his family, 
after which, viz. 28 Oftober 1744 he returned to the Conti- 
nent '. 
Robert, V/e return now to Robert, fecond fon of Sir Chrillopher 
Barnewall, of Crickfton, which Robert was knighted by K. Ed- 
ward IV. and in confideratlon of the good and faithful fervice* 
done by him in Ireland for that King's father, was by letters pa- 
tent, dated at Weftminfter 4 March 1461, purfuant to privy 
feal, and confirmed by the authority of parliament, created Ba- 
ron of Trimlelton in Ireland, which patent is enrolled am.ongft 
the records in the Tower of London, and a copy thereof is in 
poiTelhon of the family, attefted by Lawrence Halfted, de- 
puty keeper of the records in that tower : But we give the fol- 
lowing copy of the faid patent from the Journals of the Houfe of 
Lords :— Edwardus, &c. Dei Gra. Anglice, et Franc, et Domlnus 
Hibernice, Onmibusad quos prefentesliteras pervenerint, falutem. 
Sciatis quod nos confideratione boni et hdeh's fervitii quod fide- 
lis, L.egens noller Robertus Barnewall, Miles impendit tarn ex- 
cellcntilhmo Princlpi Patri noftro defunfto in ultimo Itinere fuo 
in terra nollra Hibernia;, quam nobis impendet in futuro, ordi- 
navimus et conltituimus ipfum Robcrtum ad ellendum unum Ba- 
ronum Farliamenti noilri intra terram noftram Predidam. Ha- 
' bendum fibi et Heredibus fuis mafculis de corpore Sud 
legitime procreatis, et advocandum per nomen domini et Baronis 
de Trvmlefton, ac unum de confilio nollro intra terram noftram 
prjediftam pro termino vitse fuae, cum feodis decem Librarum 
annuatim durante vita fua, percipiendum et recipiendum de feo- 
di firma de Saltu Salmonum et Capeila-Ifold in Comitatu noftro 
Dublinienii intra terram notlram predidam per manus Prioris 
et F rat rum Hcfpitahs Stl. johannis Jerufalem in Hibernia, ad 

^' From Mr. •Lodge'^ MS, Collei>, 



Ms fiicccfTor there, * who by Aiifon, daughter of Chriflo- 
phcr, the Iccond Lord Trimleilon, had ilFue Sir Patrick 

D 3 Barnewall 

fefta Pafcha? et Sti. MIchaelis Archangeh per equales portiones. 
In ciijiis rel Teliimonliun has Hteras nollras tieri fecimus patentes. 
Tefte nieipfo apud Weibnonafteriuin 4° die Marlii anno regnl 
nollri 2°. '—He married Lady /\nne Brvme, or Browne, by whom 
he acquired a confiderable eftatej and he married fecondly 
Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Flunket, fecond fon of Sir Alex- 
ander of Rathmore, but by her had no ilTue. The children by 
his firft wife were, Sir Chriftopher his heir ; and Thomas of 

Irifhton, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Car- 

difPe, and had an only daughter Elizabeth, who became the firil 
wife of Sir Bartholomew Dillon of Riverfton, Chief Juftice of 
the King's Bench. 

Sir Chriftopher, the fecond Lord ^ enjoyed that title in 1488, 4 ^j'" 
Hen. VII. in which year he received a pardon for confpiring Chni.o- 
againft the King in fupport of Lambert Simnell, and fat in the P"^*- 
parliament held at Dublin in 1490, as he again did i 2 September 
1493, and attended the Earl of Kildare, L. D. to the battle of 
Knocktowe in Conaught, fought 19 Auguft 1504- He married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Plunket of Rathmore, and 
had iffue two fons and three daughters, viz. Ifmay, the eldeft, 
married to William Bathe of Rathfeigh ; the fecond to John 
Netterville of Douth, Juftice of the King's Bench ; and Aiifon, 
to Chriftopher Barnewall, anceftor to Vifcount Kingfland. 
The fons were 

Sir John, who fucceeded to the honour ; and fi) 

Robert of Rowfton in the county of Meath, of which eftate ^ (2) 

he was poiTefled in right of his firft wife Johanna, daughter and ^^'^"'^L'^ ^^ 

heir to Rowe, and he married fecondly Elizabeth, daughter of Ro^"°^^- 

John Talbot of Dardifton, Efq. The ifiue of his firft wife, 
were Chriftopher his heir j John (of Navan and of Kirnanfton 
who married Margaret, daughter of John Kenly of Navan) ; 
David (of Callan, who by Catharine Prefton had John ; Robert ; 
and Patrick, who married a daughter of Thomas Plunket) ; 
Ellenor, or Ellen, married to Meyler Huiley of Adulhuftey ; 
and Ifabel to Richard Taylor. The ilTue of Elizabeth, the 
fecond wife, were, Edward ; Thomas, who married Margaret 
Beling, and had iftue ; Edmond, who m.arried Anne Edwards ; 
VVllliam of Drogheda, who married Anne Hamlin ; Alice, 


* "We read in the Office of Ulfter King at Arms, that the faid. 
Richard had two other fons:, to the elder of which he left Staf- 
fordfton ; and to the youngell Ion Cawlefton near Navan, who fet- 
tling at Cawleilon his pofterity were thence denominated, and Sir 
Patrick Barnewall, in 1610, eldelt fon of Sir Roger, received out 
of the faid tovvn lands an annual rent of one marc, and cue pouud 
of pepper, 

* Lord's Jour. I. 94. 


Barncwall of Fieldflon, Gracedieu * and of Turvey, Knt. 
who 7 October 1534 was made ferjeant at law and folici- 


married to James, or John Flatfbury of JoKnfton ; Anne, to 
John Rochfort of Keranfton, and had ilTue ; Elllce ; Jfmay, to 
Laurence Ailie of Fornaught% and had iffue ; Alifon ; Jane ; 
and Cicely. — Chriftopher, the eldeft fon, fucceeded at Rowf^ 
ton, married firft, Margaret Goldingj and fecondly Genet, 
daughter of Oliver, Lord Louth, by whom he had Peter and 
Oliver. The ifTue of his firfi wife were, Robert, his heir 5 
and Alexander of Lufton, who married Mary, daughter of 
James Barnev/all of Brymore. Robert of Rowefton, married 
firft, Margaret, daughter of Sir Chriftopher Barnewall of Crick- 
fton, by whom he had Chriftopher his heir ; he married fecond- 
ly the fifter of William Crompe of Marchalfton. The faid 
Chriftopher was father of Thomas of Rowefton, who had a 
daughter Anne, married to Thomas Everard of Randalftown, 
Sir John. Sir John, the fh'ird Lord, before his accefTion to the honour, 
viz. in 1509, I Hen. VIII. was made fecond Juftice of the 
I King's Bench; 3 September 1522 appointed Vice Treafurer, 

and 3 September 1524 High Treafurer of Ireland, i Decem- 
ber 1532 he received a fee-farm grant of i 36 acres of arable 
land in Dunleer, to hold as of the manor of Trim, and 16 Au- 
guft 1534, he was by commiifion dated at Weftminfter conftituted 
High Chancellor of Ireland, in the room of George Cromer, 
ArchbiHiop of Armagh, which office he held till his deceafe. 
In 1 5 36 he was made fteward, fenefchal, furveyor and re- 
ceiver of the manors and Lordiliips of Ruflie, Balfcadan, Wough- 
terarde, Caftlewarning, Clynton^s-court, and Biack-caftle, to- 
gether with the moiety of the manor of Fortrane ; in which 
employment he was fucceeded by Sir Patrick Barnewall of 
Fieldiiown. In the fame year he was joined with the Lord 
Treafurer Brabazon, and made an incurfion into Oftaley, when 
they oblied O Conor who was ravaging the country, to return 
home with all the expedition he could ; and In 1537 O Neale 
breaking his engagement with the ftate, and having refolved to 
fend fome forces into Lecale, under the condu^ of his fon, to 
- ._- feize the King's caftle of Ardglafs, the L. D.Gray, as foon as 
he had intelligence thereof, affembled his forces, but before he 
advanced his colours into Ulfter, by the advice of the privy 
council, commiflioned the Lord Chancellor Trimlefton, the 
•Biiliop of Meath, and Chief Juftice Aylmer, to treat with 

O Nelle 

* By patent, dated 'l^ July T541. 33 Hen. VIII. he had a granlf 
of the houfe, fite and precmd of the priory of Gracedieu in the coun» 
ty of Dublin, with the appurtenances, to hold by the ao part of 1^ 
Knight's fee, and the yearly rent of iS (hillings and 6 pence; 


tor-general of Ireland : whence he was promoted i O6lo- 
ber 1550 to the mafterihip of the rolls, on the promotion of 


O Neile in the borders ofUlfter; who meeting them at the 
time appointea, and after many words pafTed on each fide, and 
objected grievances, O Nelle at laft fubniitted, and both armies 
were a few days after dllbanded. His Lordihip died 25 July 
1538, and having four wives had no iflue by the two lall ; by 
his firil wife Genet, or Jane, daughter of John Bellew of Bel- 
lewftown he had Patrick his heir; and by Margaret his fecond 
wife, daughter of Patrick Fitz-Leons, by the daughter of — — — 
Euftace of Newland, Efq. he had four fons and two daughters, 
viz. Sir Thomas (who married Ifmay, daughter of Sir Bartho^ 
lomew Dillon, relift of James Fleming of Siephenfton and alfo 
of Richard Tath of Cookftown, Efq) ; Peter, appointed 17 
Oflober 1534, the King's Serjeant at Law and Solicitor Gene- 
ral ; Andrew ; ; Catharine, married to Patrick Hufley, 
Baron of Galtrim ; and Elizabeth, firfl to George Plunket, 
Efq. fon and heir to Sir John Plunket of Bewley, Knt. fe- 
condly to Chriftopher Eufiace of Ballycotland, and thirdly to 
William Darcy of Platten, Efq. 

Sir Patrick, the fourth Lord, v/as prefent 12 January 1559 In Sir 
the parliament held by the L. D. Sulfex, and by indenture made Patrick, 
between Q^ Elizabeth, his Lordihip, and his fon and heir Ro- 
bert Barnewall, 27 Oclober 1 561, her Majefty demifed to them 
the redtory, chureh and parfonage of Rathregan in the county 
of Meath, parcel of the poireffions of the late priory of St. Pe- 
ter's by Trim, from Michaelmas laft paft, for twenty-one years, 
at the rent of 16I. 13s. 4d. Irifli. — Ke married Catharine, 
daughter of — = Taylor of Swords, Efq. relifl of Chrif- 
topher Delahyde, recorder of Drogheda, and had iffue two fons, 
Robert, and Peter, fuccefllve Lords Trimlellon. 

Robert, theffth lord, fays Holingflied, " was a rare noble- Robert, 
** man, and endowed with fundry good gifts, who having well 
*' wedded himfelf to the reformation of his miferable country, 
*' was refolved for the whetting of his wit, which neverthelefs 
^' was pregnant and quick ; by a fliort trade and method he took 
*' in his ftudy to have fipt up the very fap of the common law, 
*' and upon this determination failing into England, iickened 
*' iliortly after, at a worihipful matron's houie at Cornbury, 
"named Margaret Tiler, where he was to the great grief of 
*' all his country purfued VvHth death, when the weal of the 
^' public Lad moft need cf his life." 2SAuguiLi56i he was 
joined in commiffion with Hugh, A'l'chbiil-iop of Dublin, and 
oihers, for the prefervalion of the peace within the pale, during 
the abfence of the L. D. SuiTex in the North, againft Shane 
P'Neile. By deed of fet^iement dated 27 June, i Eliz. liis fa- 


Sir Thomas Cufack to the chancellorOiip 4 Auguft preced- 
ing. — He married Anne, eldell daughter ot Richard Lut- 


ther enfeoffed James Barnewall of Brymore in the manor of Ra- 
bo and other lands, to their ufe during their Hves, holding to 
the faid Sir Patrick during his life, in Rabo, the finding of fix 
horfes and five boys as often as he fhould come to Dublin, and 
fo long as his abode ihould be there, the hay of two acres of 
meadow, the making and carrying thereof to Dublin, and of 
four loads of underwood from thence to Dublin yearly during 
his life, together with the hay of two acres more to Richard 
Fyan of Dublin, merchant, yearly, to be made and carried to 
his houfe in Dublin j and to ftand feized of lands in Mitchelf- 
town to the value of loi. a year, and of the tenements in Cla- 
terfton, and Cotterel's Farm, after his deceafe, to the ufe of 
the faid Robert and Anne during their lives, and of the r^fi- 
due after their deceafe, to the ufe and performance of the will 
of Sir John Barnewall, late Lord Trimlefton, father to the faid 
Sir Patrick. The faid Robert, Lord Trimleiton, in 1559 mar- 
ried Anne, only daughter of Richard Fyan, Alderman of Dub- 
lin (by his wife Begnet, only daughter of John Slanton) and fa- 
ther to William Fyan, but his Lordiliip dying, as by inquifi- 
tion, 17 Auguft 1573 without iflue (by his Lady who remar- 
ried with Chriftopher Sedgrave, alderman of Dublin, and died 
13 April 1600) was fucceeded by his brother 
Sir Sir Peter, t^e Jtxth Lordy who before his accefilon to the 

Teter. honour, lived at Athbov, in the Barony of Deece, in the county 
of Meath, for which Barony he brought one archer on horfe- 
back to the general hofiing at the hill of Tarah, 24 September 
1503, as he did fix others for the Barony of Navan. 21 Febru- 
ary 1578 he was appointed one of the Commiflioners for making 
the limits and bounds of certain territories to be n,ade lliire 
ground, and named the county of Wicklov/, with the divifion of 
the fame into fix Baronies j he was knighted fix May 1583 in 
St. Patrick's church, at the creation of Sir John Bourke, Baron 
ofLeitrim, and 26 April ii;85fat in Sir John Perrot's parlia- 
ment. He was feized and poffefi'ed of one caftle, ten meffuages, 
one garden, one orchard, ;oo acres of arable land, twenty of 
meadow, 2co of pafture, forty of wood, and a water-mill in 
Trimlefton ; alfo of a large eftate in Gorman ftcn, Mountown, 
Cloncurry, Balfoon, Alhboy, Clonifl:on, Duniliaghlin, and elfe- 
v/l-iere in the county of Meath, in all which, 20 January '584, 
he enfeoffed Richard Earnev/all and others, for the payment of 
I col. yearly, for ten years from the feaft of Philip and Jacob 
r.ext erfuing, to be applied as he fliould difpofe thereof by his 
lafl will, and for the pavment of 40I. a year, commencing after 
ihefirfl ten years, if he fliould have any other iffue than he no-M 
had, to fuch ufes as he ihould appoint in his faid lail will, and if he 
. , ' . had 


trell of Luttrellftown, Efq. by his wife Marf^aret, daugh- 
ter of Patrick Fitz-Leons of DubUn, Efq. and decealing on 


had no ilTue, then to fuch other ufes as he fliould appoint by his 
faid will ; and the feoffees to hold the preiniifes to the ufe of 
himfelf for life, and after to the ufe of Robert Barnewall his ion 
and heir, and to the heirs male of his body, faving to Genet, 
daughter of Thomas Talbot ofDardillown in the county of 
JVIeath, for her life 20I. fterlinga year if the faid Robert fliould 
take her to wife, and do fo in his the faid Peter's lifetime, or * 

otherwife, before he attained the age of 21 years ; alfo to lland 
feized of the callles, towns and lajuls of Moymondrv, Iri^htown, 
Kenock, and Clowneflown to the ufe of himfelf and D.uHe Ca- 
tharine Nugent his wife, and the furvivor of them, with re- 
mainders over as before ; and the lands in Rabo, the water-mill, 
Lutterell's-farm, and Ballyfcarlet to the faid Robert and his 
heirs male, after the death of Dame Anne Fyan lllter-in-law to 
the faid Sir Peter. — He made his will 14 February 1594, and 
therein diretts, that his faid feotfees do ftand feized of the pre- 
miffes to the ufe of his faid fon and heir Robert, and the heirs 
male of his body after his deceafe, remainder to his own heirs 
male for ever ^ and in default thereof to the ufe of Alexander 
Barnewall of Robertfbown, and John Barnewall of Lefpople in 
tail male ; remainder to the heirs male of James Barnewall of 
Brymore ; remainder to the heirs male of Chriftopher Barne- 
wall, father of Sir John, fometime Lord of Trimleilon j re- 
mainder to Sir Patrick Baj-newali of Crickfton, Knt. and the 
heirs male of his body ; remainder to the ufes appointed in the 
laft will of the faid Sir John Barnewall ; and in defaul' thereof 
to the right heirs of the iaid Sir Alexander Barnewall, fubje<5l to 
the forfeiture thereof in cafe of alienation or fale by him or 
them of any part or parcel of the premilfes. Direfts his debts to 
be paid out of the debts due to htm ; bequeathed his foul to Al- 
mighty God, and his body to be buried in the church of More- 
jchurch ; appointed Robert his fon and heir to be fole executor ; 
Sir Patrick Barnewall of Crickfton, Sir Patrick Barnewall of 
Turvey, Richard Barnewall of Kilmelfan, John Barnewall of 
Brymore, and Richard Miiiet of Lilcartan, his overfeers ; di- 
rects that 160I. be raifed out of his rents to the uie of Genet 
Barnewall, his bafe daughter, for her preferment and marriage ; 
to divide lol. fterlins:; amongvi: poor priefts and friars, and to 
olve forty shillings to the bu/h^'p Bradv. He departed this life on 
Friday next before Efdter 1 ^vS', 40 Elizabeth, at Triinlellon, 
leaving by his wife Cathurlne, daughter of Sir Chriftopher Nu- 
gent, fon and heir to Richard, Lord Delvin, an only fon and 

Robert, thefcvpnth lord, aged 24 years r.t the death of his fn- Robert, 
|.her, then married to Gcjiet, daughter of Thomas Talbjt of 



the ides of November (the 13) 1552, had liTue Sir Chrlf- 
topher his heir, and three daughters, Margaret, (married 


Dardiftown, Efq. mentioned In the faid deed of leofFment \ 
and to him, his heirs and aihgnes forever, Sir Patrick Barnewail 
of Crickftown, Knt. and Bart, by a codicil annexed to his will, 
and dated 26 March 161 6, ftyling him his dear coufm, devifed 
the manor of Stackalian, and all his eftates in ufe, polTellion or 
reverfion in the towns, hamlets and fields of Stackalian, Har- 
monftown, Damalfton, Kilbegg, and Stahahnuck. 14 June 160^ 
, he had llvei^y of his elliates, and in 161 3 was prefent in parlia- 
ment as he was again in 1615, and was rated lool. to the fubfi- 
dy which was granted 8 July that year. In the parliament 
"which met ^ 14 July 1634 he was again prefent, and 17 fame 
month was appointed a member of the committee for privileges, 
but being engaged in a difpute with the Lord Duniciny who 
challenged to have precedence of him in parliam.ent by feniority 
cf creation, the matter was demanded before the privy council, 
and the following decree was made : 

" By the Lord Deputy and Council. 


** The controverfy depending betv/een the Lord Baron of 

** Trimlefton and the Lord Baron of Dunfany for precedency, 

** being this day fully heard at this board, in prefei'Ce of both 

*' parties and their council ; for as much as the faid Lord of 

' ** Trimlefton did fhow before us at this board, letters patent 
** under the great feal of England, dated 4 March, in the 2 
•* year of K. Edwa-^-d IV. by which the honour and dignity of 
** I^ord Baron of Trimlellon was granted to his lineal anceilor 
** Robert Barnewall, and the heirs male of his body, whofe heir 
*■* the now Lord Trimlefton is admitted to be, without contra- 
" diction i and for as maich as the Lord of Dunfany did not 
"* (though ieveral days were given him for his preparation 
*' therein) prove before us by letters patent, writ of parliament, 
** fummons, or by any other record, precedent to the faid let- 
** ters patent of the Lord of Trimlefton, that his anceftors were 

■ *' Lords Barons of Dunfany before the date of the faid letters 
*' patent of the 2 of Edv/ard lY. We therefore, having taken 

^ " the premlfFes into mature confideration, and being required 
** and authorifed by his Majefty, by commiilion under the great 
** feal of England, to hear and determine all differences of this 
** kind, do order, adjudge and decree, that the faid Lord of 
•" Trimlefton, and the heirs male of his body, being Lords of 
** Trimlefton, ihall, according to the tenour cf the faid letters 
"" patent, 2 of Edward IV. from time to time and at all times for 

*' ever 

' Inq. pofl mortem D. Petri. ^ Lords Jour. I. a. 


to Sir Patrick Barnewall^of Crickllown, who was knighted 
28 February 1385, and fervcd that year in Sir John Pcr- 


*' ever hereafter, and in all places, afieniUies and meetings, as 
" well in parliament as elfewhere, precede and take place, and 
•' in commiilions, Rolls of parliament, and olher records, ir^ 
*' llruments, evidences, miininienls, v/ritings, and efcripts Vv'hat- 
** foever, be ranked, placed, and marilialled before ihe now 
*' Lord and all the fucceeding Lords of Diinfany from hence - 
*' forth ; provided always, that whenfoever the Lord of Dun-. 
'' fany fhall produce belter matter of record than now he hath 
done before us, or before any oiiier auii^orifed in thai point 
by his Majefty, his heirs or fucceflbrs, wdiereby the nov/ 
" Lord Baron of Punfany, or his heirs being Lords of Dunfany 
fliali fufficiently prove they ought to precede the Lord of 
Trimleiron, and his faid heirs in the dignity, place and de- 
gree of a Lord Baron of Parliament, that then this order and 
decree fliail not bar nor impeach the faid proof, and b'Jtter 
" matter, but the fame fliaii Hand good and valid, notwith- 
*' {landing this our order and decree. Given at his Majefty's 
^^ Caftle of Dublin, ult. July 1634. 

*' Ad. Loftus, Chancellor j Ja. Armagh ; Ran. Tuam ; 
Moore; Claneboy ^ Conway and Kihdlaj R. Canelagh ; 
K. Dillon ; Jo. Rapho ,• Fra. Mountnorris ; Geo. Shur- 
ley ; Geo. Radcliffe ^" 

In the fecond fefTion of 22 November 1634, his Lordfliip was 
a member of the committee for privileges 2, but 16 March fol- 
lowing had leave to go into the country on account of his age 
and knov/n infirmities ^. He died at Triiiilellon 13 Odpber, or 
December, 1639, and was there buried, having had iiTue bv his 
faid wife, Genet Talbot, five fons and nine daughters, viz. 
Chriftopher, his heir apparent, who died before him but left 
iflue ; John ; Patrick (who married firil Catharine, daughter of 
Robert Barnewall of Brymore ; and fecondly Catharine, daughter of 
Matthew King) ; Richard ; Matthew ; daughter Marv, married 
to Robert Barnewall of Shankill in the county of Dublin, Efq. 
Catharine ; Ifmay ; and fix others whofe names are not reco- 

Chrifliopher Barnewall, Efq. the eldeft fon, m^irried firfl: Chrifto- 
Elizabelh, daughter of Sir Edward Fitz-Gerald of Tecrnghan, pher. 
Knt. and Hie dying 13 September 1619, he married fccondlv, in 
July 1621, Jane, daughter of Andrevv- Brereton, relict of Sir 
Fvobert Nugent, Kn^". by her he had no iifue, and deceafed be- 
fore his father 8 Mav 1622, leaving iilue by his firfc wile thrcs 
ions and two daughters, viz. Matthias, fucceilor to his grand- 
father ; Chrlftopher ; George ; Bridget, married to Chrlflopher 
Cufack of Ardgragh in the county of Mealb, Gent. -, and Jane. 


* Lord's Jour. 1.96, = Idem. 52. ^ Idem. 59. 


rot*s parliament for the county of Meath, whofe fon Sir 
Richard, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Oliver Plunket of 


Matthns" Matthias, f he eighth Lord, was 25 years of age at his accefiion 
to the honour; 18 March 1639 ^^ ^ooV his feai in parliament *, 
and 12 NovemberfoUowingv/as added to the committee of griev- 
ances ^. On 2 December 1640 he had a fpecial livery of his ef- 
tate for the fine of i 50I. but 17 November 1641 was outlawed in 
the county of Meath, whereby the honour became forfeited, and 
the privileges of Peerage loft to the family, according to the re- 
folution of the Houfe. of Lords in 1695, " That fuch Lords 
*•■ whofe anceftors, or themfelves, Hand outlawed on record, 
*' ought not to have a privilege of fitting in this Houfe, or to 
*' take upon them on any occafion any title of honour." He 
ferved againft Cromwell and the Englifli parliament, for which 
he was excepted from pardon for life and eftate 12 Auguft 1652, 
by the act then palFed for the fettlement of Ireland, but furviving 
thefe diftra(5led times, he vi^as reftored as a nominee to part of 
his eftates, viz. the principal manfion and 2000 acres of land, 

- * and alfo 21 May 1667, had a grant under the aCls of fettlement 

of his principal houfe and lands of Rabuck in the county of Dub-^ 
lin, and of Earlftown and others in the county of Meath. — Be- 
fore 1641 he married Jane, daughter of Nicholas, the firft Vif- 
count Netterville, and by her had iilue two fons, Robert, his 
fuccelfor; Nicholas who died of a jaundice at the age of 19 
years; and a daughter Alifon, married to Martin Dillon pf 
Huntftown in the county of Dublin, Efq. 
Robert. Robert, the ninth Lord, had alfo a gi'ant of lands under the 
jicts of fettlement ^, and another under the a6t of grace, by K. 
fames II '^ ; he had a penfion of lool. a year in the reign of K. 
Charles II. v/hlch was continued upon the eftablifliment com- 
mencing I May 1687; he fat in K. James's parliament of 1689, 

\ and died in June that year. He married Margaret, daughter of 

Sir John Dongan. Bart, fifter to William, Earl of Limerick, and 
by her (who died ^ November 1678, and was burled at Trimlef- 
ton under a tombllone, with an infcription imparting the time of 
her deceafe) had iifue two fons and five daughters, viz. Mat- 
thias and John, fuccelfive Lords of Trimlefton ; Jane, who died 
at the age of 13 years j Bridget (married to Chrlftopher Nugent 
ofDardiftown In the countv of Weftmeath, Colonel of an Irifh 
regiment, and a Maor-general in the fervice of France) ; Dym- 
na (purfuant to articles dated 6 June ■.697 wi'h 1200I. forume, 
to Richard Shee of Sheeftown in the countv o^'Kilkennv, Lfq ) ; 
Catharine, to Nicholas Barnewall of Bsggftown and W oodpark 
in the county of Meath, Efq. ; and Marv, to M'chael Nugent of 
Carlanftown in the county of Weilmeath, Efq. llie died at Balh 
in 1740. 

'. Matthias, 

' Lords Jour. T. ivOi. ^ Idem. 142. 
3 Kou AiuK) 2^ Car. il. ^=^. p. f. 4 Mem. i Jac. II. 


Rathmore, Mas father of Sir Patrick Barnewall, created a 
Baronet by patent, dated 21 February 1622^ and died 21 


Matthias, ihc tenth Lord, was aged 16 or 17 years at the death 
of his fathei*, he was a Lieutenant in the firfl troop of guards, 
under the Dukeoi Berwick, in thefervice oi K. James II. in which 
ftation he loft his life in September 1692, in an action againft 
the Germans, and dying unmarried was fucceeded by his brother 

John, the ck-vcnth LorJ^ who was born in 1672, and his bro- John. 
ther having been attainted, the eftates v/erc granted by K. \^ il- 
liam to Henr/, Lord oydney, created Earl of Romney, which 
eftates, by due courfe ot law, his Lordfliip afterwards recovered, 
and they are ftill enjoyed by the family. He married Mary, on- 
ly daughter of Sir John BarneM'all, lecond fon of Sir Patrick 
Barnewall of Crickfton, Bart, by his wife Thomazine, daughter 
of Anthony, Vifcount Tarah, and deceafed 7 April 1746 ', hav- 
ing iflue four daughters and fix fons, viz. Thomazine (married 9 
February 1729 to Jenico, Vifcount Gormanfton) -, iVIargaret (in 
January 1736, to James, Vifcount Mountgarret) ; Bridget (to 
Robert Martin, Efq. fon to Anthony of Dangan, in the county • 
of Galwav, and at length heir to his brother Richard Martin, 
ihe died 2 Februaiy 1764 in Britain-ftreet Dublin) ; Catharine 
died of the fmall pox in 1741, ^'. 16 years j Robert, the eldelt 
fon, fucceeded his lather; John (married in France in 1740, to 
Lady Waters, with a confulerable fortune) j Richard (who mar- 
ried Frances, fecond daughter of Nicholas, third Vifcount 
Kingfland, and by her, who died 19 March 1735, had Nicholas, 
John, and Henry) j Thomas, in the fervice of France, where 
he relided and married ; James in the Spanifli fervice; and An- 
thony, who went into Germany in his 17 year, and of whom 
the following account was given in a letter from a General in the 
Luperial fervice to the late Vifcount Mountgarret ; ** Amon'^ft 
** all thofe brave men who have loft their lives at the battle of 
*' Crotzka, none is fo nmch lamented by all as Mr. Anthonv 
*' Barnewall, the Lord Trimlefton's youngeft fon : he came in- 
*' to Germany in General Hamilton's regiment of cuiraftiers, 
*' when his good fenfe, humility, good nature, and truly honeil 
*' worthy principles, gained him the love and efteem of all who 
** had the leaft acquaintance with him ; we have had fcarce 
*' any a(51:ion of any note v.'ith the Turks that he M'-as not in, and 
** alway<« acquitted himfelf with uncommon refolution ; the day 
** before the faid battle he was made a Lieutenant, the next fatal 
*' day the regiment in which he had his commifiion was one of 
*' the firft that charged the enemy ; at the very firft onfer his cap- 
** tain and co^^net were killed, when he took up the ftandard, 
" tore off the flag, tied it round his waift, and commanded the 
*' troop ; he led out twice to the charge, and was as often re- 

" pulfed i 

« His will proved xi April 1745. 


June 1624); Elizabetli, (to Edward Barnewall of Dru- 
menagh, Efq. by whom fhe had two fons, Marcus and 
Peter); and Catharine, (to James Everardof Randleftown 
in the county of Meath, Elq. and had iffue *). 
Sir Chrif- ^^^ Chriflopher Barnewall of Turvey, Gracedleu and 
topher. FieJdfton, was alfo bred to the profelTion of the law, (in 
which many of the name have been very eminent) was ap- 
pointed by the Earl of Ormond, 1 2 June in 2 and 3 years 
of Philip and Mary, his fenefchal of the manors of Aduch" 
Turvey, &c. and 23 Augufi 1 560 conftituted fheriff of the 
county of Dublin j and (as Hollinfhed writes) ^' was the 
** lanthorn and light as v/eli of his houfe^ as of that part 
a ^^ of Ireland where he dwelt ; who being fufficiently fur- 
•^ nifhed as well v/ith the knowledge of the Latin tongue,- 
^^ as of the common laws of England, was zealoufly bent 
"^ to the reformation of his coijntry. A deep and a wife 
" gentleman, fpare of fpeech, and there v/ithall pithie 5 

^^ wholly 

" pulfed ; the third time he turned hlmfelf to his meTi, and faid, 
'* Come on, my brave fellows, we fhall certainly new do the 
** work, follow me— he then fet fpurs to his horfe and purfued 
*' into thethickefl of the enemy, where he was furrounded, de- 
** fending himfelf for a conftderable time with amazing courage, 
'* at hSt he fell quite covered with wounds, and dying left fucK 
an example of true courage and bravery, as cannot fail of being 
•* admired by all who Hiall hear of it." This happened in Sep* 
tember 1739; 

"Robert. Robert, the tivelfth Lord, refided many years in France, and 
became very eminent for his fkill in the practice of phyfick ; after 
his return to Ireland he refided at Trimlefton, and freely comr 
niunicated his advice to all who applied for it. He married firll 
Margaret, daughter of James Rochfort of Lorragh in the county 
of Kildare, Efq. and fecondly Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Colt 
of England, bv both of whom he had ilTue ; he had ten chil- 
^.<lrenby the (inl wife of whom three died infants, and the furvi- 
vors were John and James who died unmarried | Matthias, who 
conformed to the eftabliflied protef!:ant religion, but died unmar- 
ried in London in February 1766; Thomas heir to his father ; 
daughter Mary, died unmarried ; Alice, who refided at Parii ; 
and Marianne who died unmarried. 

Thcmas, Thomas, the thhtccnth Lord, and a Kniglit ofMalta, who up- 
on the death of his brother Matthias conformed to the eftabliJlied 
pT'oteftant religion ; on the deccafe of his father he became pof- 
felTed of the family eilates, and whiift an invafion was appre-» 
hended in 1779 and 1780 he enrolled hirnielf amongft and be- 
came a diuinguilhed member of the Irifli Volunteer army"?. 

V ' Ullter. 2 Extn-xled from Mr, Lodge's MS. Collea. 


** wholly add'uSled to gravity ; very upright in dealing, 
•'« meafuring all his affairs with the fafety ot" confcience"; 
<« as true as ftiil ; clofe and fccret ; faff to his friend ; itout 
*« in a good quarrel j a great houiholder ; fparing without 
*< pinching; fpending without waiVmg ; ot nature mild, 
*« rather chuling to pleafurc where he might harm, than * 
'^ willing to harm where he might pleaUire." He fickcned 
at his icat of Turvey 23 July of a hot burning ague, and 
ended his life 5 (or ' rather 7) Auguft 1575, *^ one of his 
fons-in-law compofing this epitaph on the occalion : 

Laeta tibi, fed maefta tuis. Mors accidit ifta, 

Regna dat alta tibi, Damna dat ampla tuis. 
L^tus es in Coelis, ullo line fine triumphans, » 

M^ieilus at in Terris Dives inopfque jacet. 
Nam Sapiente caret Dives, qui parta gubernet. 

Nee, qui det JVIifero, Munera, pauper habei. 
Te Gener ipfe caret, Viduas, Te ruftica turba, 

Atque urbana cohors, te (Socer-alme) caret. 
Non eft digna Viro talis Refpublica tanto, "^ 

Nam fanftos Scdes non nifi fancla decet. 
Mira loquor, fed vera loquor, non fida revolvo. 

Si Majora loquar, nil nifi vera loquar. 
Mortuus es ? Nobis hoc Crimina noftra dederunt- 

Mortuus es ; Virtus hoc tibi facra dedit. 
Vivus es in Ccelo ? Dedit hoc tibi Gratia Chrifli. 

Vivus ut in Mundo fis, tibi Fama dabit. 

He lies buried near the upper end of the North aile of the 
church of Lufke, under a large monument, adorned with 
Che effigies of himfelf and Lady, and thefe infcriptions j. 

On the Pillow at the Weft end. 
Soli Laudes Deo. 
Si. Deus. No'bifcum. quis. contra. Nos. 
On the Eaft End of the Tomb, 
This Monument is made for the Right 
Worfhipfull Sr. Chriftopher Barnewall of 
Turvey, Knight, by the Right Worilnpfull 
S^ Luckas Dillon of Moymct, Knight, and 


* As appears from a teftimonial produced bv Sir Patrick liis fon, 
|o prove the time of his father's death. (Rot« Anno 29 Eliz. D* 
R. 2.) 

• Holing(hed*§ Chronicle, 


Deam Marion Sharl his wife, who married 
Herr three years after the Deathe of the 
faid Sr. Chriilopher, herr firft and loving 
Hoofbande, who had lifu 5 Sonnes and 
15 Daclhers by hem. 

Wifli well to Dillon, 1589. 

On the North fide are the names of the children ; and 
at the Weft end ; 

Chriftopher Barnewali. 
Marion Sharl. 

She was daughter of Patrick Cherlis, otherwife Sherle of 
Shallon in Meath, Efq. and fifter and heir to John Serle, 
Efq. *, and died 8 January 1607, having the faid iffue, 
who were 
(i) Sir Patrick,, his heir. 

(2) Laurence, who died without ifTue. 

(3) James, died young. 

(4) John, of Flemingfton, and of Monkflov^n in Meath, 
where he made his will 10 Odober 1598, and died 10 May 
1599, leaving by Cicely, daughter of Henry Cufack, Al- 

• derman of Dublin, and widow of Chriftopher, Lord 
Howth, an only fon Patrick, whom he committed to the 
care of his brother-in-law John Draicot, and his coufin 
Richard Barnewali ; the value of whole marriage was 
granted 29 May 162910 Sir Philip Perceval, for the fine 
of 60I. Irifh. 
fi) Daughter Catharine, married to Thomas Finglas of 

Weftpalllon, Efq. 

(2) Margaret, the firft wife of Nicholas, Lord Howth. 

(3) Genet, to Richard Stanihurft of Court Di-ffe, Efq. hif- 
toriographer of Ireland, (fon of James Stanihurft, Efq. 
Recorder of Dublin) who died at Bruffels in 1618. 

(4) Alifon, firft to John, fon of George, and grandfon to 
Sir John Plunket of Beaulieu, and by him, who died be- 
fore his father, had no ifTue ; and fecondly to Sir Edward 
Fitz-Gerald of Tecroghan in Meath, Knt. whofe fon by 
her. Sir Luke, married Mary, daughter of Nicholas, Vif- 
count Netterviile. 


* The wardfliip of her body and lands had been granted upon her 
brother's death to Patrick Barnewali, father of the faid Sir Chrillo- 
pher, then of Gracedieu, and a ferjeant at law, for the fine of a©I, 
Irifh, 5 February 1555. (Rot. Anno 37 Hen. Vlii. f.) 


Elizabeth, to John Finglas of V/eflpalHon, Efq. where (5) 
file died 28 June 1607. 

Anne, to Sir John Draicot of Mornington in Meath, (6) 
Knt. (Ton to Henry Draicot of the fame place, Efq. 
mafler of the rolls) where flie died 6 February 1639, hav- 
ing iffue three Tons and three daughters ; of whom Henry 
the eldeft married Mary, fecond dauG;hter of Oliver, the 
fourth Lord Louth, by his firfl: wife Frances, eldeft daugh- 
ter of Sir Nicholas Bagenal, Knight Marefchal of Ire- 
land, and died 17 O6lober 1624, leaving two fons, John 
and Patrick ; the elder of whom was born in 161 1, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Richard 7'albot of Mala- 
hyde, Efq. and forfeited his eflate on account of the rebel- 

Mahle, firft wife to Sir Richard Mafterfon of Femes in (7) 
the county of Wexford, Knt. died 24 June 1620, and had ^ 

ifTue by him, (who married fecondly Joan, daughter of 
Richard, Vifcount Mountgarret ' and deceafed in 1627), 
four daughters, viz. Catharine, married to Edward Butler 
of Cayer, Efq. ; Mary, to Walter Synnot, Efq. ; Mable, 
to Nicholas, fon and heir to ^ Nicholas Devereux of Bal- 
lymagar, Efq. all in the faid county ; and Margaret, to 
Robert Shee of Kilkenny, Efq. 

Ifmay, to Richard Delahyde of Moyclare, Efq. (8) 

Eleanor, to James, the firft Earl of Rofcomon, and died (9) 
fi Odober 1628. 

Maud, married to Richard, Efq. (10) 

Mary, married to Patrick, Lord Dunfany. (11) 

Mary, T (12) 

Alilon, I J- J (ii\ 

TV r • J >died younp:. ^^' 

Marian, and I (14) 

Anne. J (15) 

Sir Patrick Barnewall, the eldeft fon, of Turvey and of Sir 

Gracedieu * brought to the general hofting at the hill of Patrick. 


* In 1590 the Queen granted himaleafe for 60 years of the lands 
©f A-rdnefaddan, Corbally, Uranbegg, Knocknemanagh, Clon- 
krane, &c. parcel of the poflelTions of the nionaftery of Knockmoy, 
at the rent of 31I. 7s. 9d. and alfo the lands and inheritance of the 
houfe of Auguftine friars of St. Dominick in Birmingham's coun- 
try, at the rent of il. lis. 8d. before which time having a leafe for 
«i years of the preceptory of Kilmaynhani-begg in the county of 
Meath, at the rent of 50 marcs, in reverfion after the expiration of 
a former leafe thereof made to Sir John Rawfon, Knight, prior of 


* Ulfter, * Lodge, 3 Idem, 


Tarah 24 September 1593, one archer on horfeback for his 
lands of Turvey, and four for Gracedieu, in defence of 
the county of Dublin.— He married Mary, daughter of Sir 
Nicholas Bagenal, Knight Marefchal of Ireland, by his 
■wife Eleanor, daughter and coheir to Sir Edward Griffith 
of Penthern in Wales, Knt. and departing this life 11 Ja- 
nuary 1622, had ilTue by her, who died 10 April 1609, 
and was buried with him in Lulke, Sir Nicholas hisheir, 
and four daughters. 

^ij M married to colonel Rory (Roger) More of Ballyna 

in the county of Kildare, defcended from the great family 
of O More of Leix, and had iffue. 

(2) Mable, to Lucas, fecond fon of Nicholas, the firll: Yif- 

count Netterville. 

(7) Eleanor, to Chriflopher, fen of William, Lord Slane^ 

and dying in 1625, was mother by him, who died 9 June^ j 
^^35} of William, or Thomas, Lord Slane, then 2i 
years old, who married the Lady Anne Mac-Donnell, 
daughter of Randal, Earl of Antrim. 

fA\ Bridget, to James, third fon of William, Lord Slane, 

and brother to the faid Lord Chriftopher, by whom fhe had 

Sir John Fleming of Stoholmuck in Meath, Knt. 

Nicholas, Nicholas Barnewall of Turvey, Efq. was 30 years old 

^ at the time of his father's death ; reprefented the county of 

^''^^^^"t- Dublin 

the late hofpital of St. John of Jerufalem ; John, Lord Trlmleilon 5 
and William Penteny, Vicar of Moorchurch, her IVlajelly vs as pleaf- 
ed, on account, (as fhe writes) of the commendation made of him 
for his good difpoiition and loyalty, to fend her warrant from Wind- 
for 12 November 1582, for the L. J. to make him a new leafe, 
without fine, for 60 years, to commence upon the determination of 
the aforefaid leafe, referving the yearly ufual rents. — And K. 
James, 16 September 16 16, granted to him by patent the re^Siorles 
and tithes of Clane and Clonfnaraboe, with the tithe-corn of Kil- 
cock parifli, in the county of Kildnre ; the diffolved monafteries of 
Clo)\tvvoy(kert in O Hanley's country, and Kilmore near the Shan- 
non ; with the reilories and tithes of Clontwoyfkert, Ki'glalfe, Kil- 
kevine, Killmore, and Killetovan ; the Eel-weares in the Shannon, 
and other hereditaments in the county of Rofcomon ; the reilory 
and tithe-corn of Garretton in the county of Dublin-: the rectory 
and tithes of Girly, &:c. in the county of Mearh, with all their ap- 
purtenances to hold by^ fealty. And the King likewife eftabliftied a 
ferry, to be kept at the town of Beallalegee in the county cfRoi- 
comon, acrofs the Shannon to the King's fort in the county of Long- 
ibrd, every palfenger to pay one penny ; tor every beaft, every fix 
''.■ iheep, fwine or goats one penny, and for every barrel of corn a 

halfpenny: which ferry and boats he conferred on Sir Patrick and | 
his heirs, at the yearly rent of 133. 4d. with liberty to hold a Sa- 
turday market, and two fairs there, on Trinity-Monday and the 
* Feail of St. Simon and Jiule, and two days afttr each, at the -rent 
^20 fliiUing;^ irilh, (I.odge.) 


Dublin In the parliament of K. Charles I. and in Novem- 
ber 1 641, after the rebellion was begun, had a commiffion 
to govern and command fuch forces, as fliould be raifed by • 
him and armed by the ftate, for the defence of the county 
of Dublin * ; but dreading the deiigns of the Irifli, he fled 
into Wales with his wife, feveral priefls, and others, and ■\ . 
flayed there till after the ceflation of arms was concluded, 
returning 17 March 1643 in captain Bartlett's fhip *.— 
And *' the King being fenfible of his loyalty, and taking 
" fpecial notice both of his fervices in Ireland, and thofe 
" of his fon Patrick in Ens:land, was pleafed, for their 
further encouragement, to fet fome mark of his fpecial ' 

grace and favour upon him, and to create him Baron of 
Turvey and VifcMDunt Barnewall of Kingfland by privy ' '" 
feal, dated at Ragland 1 2 September 1645, ^ -"^nd by pa- v '; 
tent at Dublin 29 June 1646 ^ -j-. — >He married Bridsret, 
Vol. V. E elder 

* In the company of Sufanna, wife of George Stockdale, Gent. ,V 

and ihe being of his near kindred, afked him, why thefe gentlemea 
of the pale, that were anciently defcended of the Englifh, could for 
piety rob and deiiroy the Englifh proteftants as they did ? thereunto 
he anfwered, that the poor Irilh had the blame of all, but if the 
papilts in England had but had as much power among themfelves in ' 
England as the Irifh had in Ireland, the Englifh papifts would have 
rifen againft the Englifh protef\ants firit, fo as the poor Irifh, as he 
called them, fhould not have been put to begin their quarrel here 
the firfl; adding, do you think, coufin, that the Irifh durft begin as 
they did, but that they conceived themfelves fure of the like rifnig 
about the fame time in England, according to the plot that the pa- 
pifls of both kingdoms had among them, fo as there could coire no 
aid or afTiftance out of England to the proteflants in Ireland, or to 
that efled. And Job. Ward, Efq. in his depofition fays, that the 
faid Mr. Barnewall gave the beft: and truefl intelligence out of Eng- 
land, and w as very intimately acquainted with fome that w^ere near ' "5 
the Queen, who alfured him that none of the King's fhips would ' 
appear upon thefe coafts until that ammunition, which the Irifh ex- - -. 
peded daily out of France and Spain, fhould be firlt come to them 
to which, or the like purpofe, he had leen letters figned Nicholas 
Barnewall. (Depofition of Sufanna wife of Geo. Stockdale, Gent„ ' 

and Lodge.) 

■f The preamble. Nos ferio animadvertentes bona et pero-rata 
Officia Nobis et Coronje noftr?e, tam per fidelem atque nobis dilec- 
tum Nicholaum Barnewall de Turvy in comitatu Dublin in Reeno 
noltro Hiberni?e Armigerum, in ditio Regno nolUo Hiberni?ein pro- 
pria perfona fua, quam per Filium fuum Patricium Barnewall 
Turmae Equitum pr^fedlum in Regno noftro Augli?e, prrltita • 
nofque volentes pr?efatum Nicholaum Barnewall pro jullo Merito in 
hoc Regno, ac etiam pro bono Merito predict! Patricii in Servitio 


' Temple, p. si- ^Rot, Anno 19. 20, ai, 22, 23, 24. f, R. 17 
s Idem. D. R. ;7- 


c'dcr daughter and coheir to Henry, the twelfth Earl of 
Kildarc, widow of Rrry O Donncl, Earl of Tyrconnel, 
and df-ceafmo: nt Tr.rvcy 2o AiV'/uH; 1663, ' was buried 3 
S^-"tcniber, purfiiant to tlie direction or his will, proved 
I J September foil' v.ini^ ■"'. '* in liie :trtcicnt monument of 
** his forefathers ja ti.c clinrch of I .uIkc, in decent r.nd 
' f* competent order., according to his c'crrcc and ciiliina;." 
And after his funeral charges paid, wiiis all his pcrfonal 
cll.Ue, debts, p;;ood;-, and chatties, tor the paynicji? ar.d fa- 
t!sfa<5>ion of his d^! is, and if thcv failed, the rem^Vindcr to 
he difciiarged iiv.<. cf the lands wljich he !iad alreaeiy order- 
ed for pa-, in'i; th- liime ■'. — Mis i^riic u eye tivc fon? imd iour 
cl.ue;htcrs, viz. 
(t) riirillopher, "■ ho died unmarried, 

{^) C'>ioueI Patric'; Barncwall, whvle fei-cices arc Mentioned 

jii f!ie preaniblj to his f.Uher's pc'.cQi?*, died in England^ 
(3) J!?nry, who fnc^recded tt'> the honoiv •, 

(j^) I rancis, of Bcr;r':lv)vvn :iTid of 'AViocipar?< in the county 

of JMeath, Avhere be vcjidcd in 1667, wlio married F.rit 
Jane, daughter nnd heir to Philip Fitz-Gerald of A'loone 
in ihe county of Kif.'are, \\\'q. by '.vhom he had a fon Ni- 
I cholas ; and fecondly Mariana, daugltte? and beir to Rich- 
ard Perkins of LiiFord in Donegal!;r l.Ui. who died in Fe- 
bruary 1672 % and by her had ifTu^ Richard, Francis, 
Matthew, Patrick, ?vlary, Bridget, and Elizabeth. — He 
died 6 January 1697, and was burierl tlie 7 at Lufke, be- 
ing fucceeded by his fon Nicholas, who married Catha- 
rine, fourth daughter of Robert, and {ifter to John, Lord 
Trimlef^on, and had feveral fons and daughters; fevera! 
ot the former went into foreign ferv?ce. 
(5) Matthew died unmarried 14 June 1668, and was buried 

the 16 at Lufke K 
(1) Daughter Mary, was married to Nicholas, the fixth 

Vifccunt Gormanfl:on, ^nd died in May 1642 at Alloonc 
in the county of Kildare ^. 

♦ Mable, 

Tioftro in Regno iioftro Angli?e, Favoris noftrl Chara6lere ornandura, 

Sciatis i^iiur, ^c. Cromwell, by his letter, dated at Whitehall 

23 September 165S, direded, that bis houfe at Turvey and 500I. a 
year of his eftate Aiould be fett to him, until the parliament's refo- 
lution concerning him ^Aas known; which was accordingly done 
4 February 1658. 

» MilVal. penes Dom.Kingfland. « Lodge 

3 Prerog. OHlce. 4 Lodge. 

5 Calendar of a Mifili!. penes Lord Kingfland. 
• See title Ludlow. 


Mable, married in January 1636 to Chriftophcr, the fe- (2) 
cond Earl of Fingall, died at Begj^ftown i February 1699, 
and was buried the 4 at Killeen ^ 

Eleanor, married to v^harles White of Leixlip, Efq. (3) 

Frances, died unmarried, and was buried at Lufke. (a) 

Henry, the fecond Vifcount Kinglland, on 17 May Kfiiry, 
167 1 had a releafe of the quit-rents, impofed by the ads of 2 
fettlement, and in 1685 a grant of lands under the a* • of ^i^^^^^'^t, 
grace. — He married to his firft Avife in 1661 Mary, eldefl: 
daughter of John, the fecond Vifcount Netterville, and by ^ 
her, Avho died 28 Ocloler 1663, and was l^uried at J.iifkc, 
be had an only child Marian, born 26 March 1662, and 
married to Thomar-, Jvord Riverrton, whole widow Ihe died : ' 
16 September 1735 '. — lie took to his fecond wife 11 De- 
cember 1664 the Lady Mary Nugent, eldeft daughter of 
Richard, Karl of Weilmcatli % and dying worn out with 
age andficknefs, I June i683, was buried the 3 at Liifke, 
having iiTue by her, who was born 2i February 1648 4, 
deceafed 25 June 1680, and was there interred, four 
fons and three daughters, viz. Nicholas his fucceiTor ; 
Richard, born 7 Auguft 1675, died at Turvey 4 June 
1746, and was buried the 7 in St. Machin's church at \ 
Lufke 5 Jofeph, born 25 April 1677, was living in iCS'^ ; 
Chriftopher, born 22 February 1680; Mary, born 20 -- 
July 1670, was married 23 September 1687 to Thomas, 
Lord Howth, died 16 Oaober 1715, and was buried at . 
Howth 5 Bridget, born 6 June 1672, married to - — — — 
Mac-Mahon, Efq. ; and Mable, born 24 November 1673 
was firfl married to Oliver, the eighth Lord of Lcuth, 
who dying in 1707, fhe after became fecond wife of Ste- 
phen TaaflFe of Dowanftown, Efq. died 27 September • 
1 7 10, and was buried at Duleeke ^• 

Nicholas, the third Vifcount Kingfland, born 15 ofNicl.ok?, 
April 1668, a little before his father's death, (who by > 
age and ficknefs was grown very infirm, and unable to ma- V^^^^""^* 
nage any affairs), being then under age, was placed in the 
care of Thomas, Lord Riverfton, who 12 May 1688 con- 
cluded a treaty of marriage for him with Mary, youno-ef! 
daughter of George, Count Hamilton, (by his wife Fran- 
ces, elder daughter and coheir to Richard Jenninss cf 
Sandridge in Hertfordihire, Efq. then the wife of Richard 

E 2 Talbot, 

^ See title Dunfany. ^ Miflal aforefaid. 

' Articles 2i November 1660, and purfuant to a .deed dated 29 
fame month, + Idem. Miilal. 5 Idem. MiilaL 


Talbot, Earl of Tyrconnel) on the 15 of which month 
they were married at eight o'clock in the morning, her por- 
tion being 3000I. ; and his Lordfhip who fucceeded to an 
eftate of 3500I. a year S foon after entering into the Irifti 
army, was a captain in the Earl of Limerick's dragoons, 
and for his fervices in that ftation was outlawed ; but upon 
the route at the Boyne, he went to Limerick, and conti- 
nued there until the furrender thereof, 2 hence being com- 
prehended within the articles of Limerick, he obtained a re- 
verfalofthe faid outlawry, as the Lords appointed to infpe6t 
the journals, found 2 December 1 697 ^. In K. William's firfl 
parliament he delivered his writof fummons 28 0£t. 1692, 
andtook the oath of allegiance to hisMajefty ; but being de- 
manded to take the oath, and make and fubfcribe the de- 
claration according to the a6t made in England, he refuf- 
ed fo to do, declaring it was not agreeable to his confci- 
ence. Whereupon the Lord Chancellor acquainted him, 
that he knew the confequence of his refufal was, that he 
could not fit in that houfe, on which his Lordihip with- 
drew '^ ; and in the feffion of 1703, joined with other Ro- 
man Catholicks in a petition (26 February) defiring to have 
the reafons heard by council, which they had to offer 
againft paffing the bill, entitled, an a^ to prevent the fur- 
{her growth of popery. — His Lordihip departed this world 
14 June 1725, and was buried the 16 in the church of 
Lulke, having iffue by his faid Lady, who died at Turvey, 
^ 15 February 1735? and was buried with him, two fons 
and four daughters, viz. Henry-Benedi6i: his fuccelTor ; 
. George, (born 24 November 171 1, who in April 1752 

married Barbara, fecond daughter of Thomas, Vifcount 
Falconberg, and died in June 177 i, leaving an only fon 
' George, by his Lady, who died in London in OQober 

1761 5); Elizabeth, born 31 May 1699, died unmarried 
at Kilkenny 15 November 1722, and was there buried; 
Frances, born 7 November 1700, was married to Richard 
Barnewall, Efq. third fon of John, Lord Trimlefton, and 
died 19 March 1735 ; Harriot, born 3 June 1702, died 3 
November 1703 ; and Mary, born 12 July 1704, died 16 
December following of the fmall-pox, and was buried at 
> Lufke \ 

, , ' Henry- 

^ Chancery Decrees 14 0<5lober 1693, and J July 1695. 

* Idem. •* Lord's Jour. I. 675. * Idem. 465, 

s Lodge. ^ Idem, Miflal., 


Henry-BenedicSt, the fourth Vifcount Kingfland, born I Henry- 
February 1 708 ; on the laft day of the feffion of parliament Benedid, 
viz. 31 March 1740 he delivered his writof fummons, and y.^^^'^^j. 
took I he oath of fidelity i, but his lordfliip profefling the Ro- 
man Catholic religion, was difqualilied from fitting in that _ 
mod honourable houfe, or enjoying the privileges of parlia- 
ment. -^-^On 22 May 1735 he married on Arbour-hill, 
Honora, elded: daughter of Peter Daly of Quanfbury in 
the county of Galway, Elq. counfellor at law, but by her 
who furvived him and died in 1784 his Lordihip had no 
iflue, and he deceafing at Quanfbury u March 1774^ was j 

fucceededin the honours by his faid nephew 

George, the fifth and prefent Vifcount, who was born George, 
12 Augufl 1758, and being early initiated in the princi- 5 
pies of the proteftant religion, as by law edablifhed, took ^^^^ 
the oaths, and was admitted to his feat in the Houfe of 
Peers 18 January 1787. 

Titles.] George Barnewall, Vifcount Barnewall of 
Kingfland, and Baron of Turvey, both in the county of 

Creations.] So created 29 June 1646, 22 Car. I- 

Arms.] Ermine, a bordure ingrailed, ruby. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a plume of five feathers, topazj -^ 
ruby, faphire, emerald and pearl, and thereon a falcon, 
with wings difclofed of the laft. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a gryphon, pearl; the 
iinifter, a lion, ruby. 

Motto.] Malo Mori Quam F^dari. 

Seat.] Turvey, in the county of Dublin, 8 miles from 
the metropolis. This feat was built in 1565, as appears 
from the arms, and this infcription over the Weft gate; 

The arms of Sir Chriftopher Barnewall and Dame 
Marion Sherle, alias Churly, who made this Houfe 
in Anno 1565 

' Lords Jour. 111,495 


( 54 ) 


I ^ X H I S noble family is denominated from ^he LordHiip 
oF Cholmondeley in the hundred of Broxton and 
county of Chefter, and the name (like others of great an- 
tiquity) hath been fo varioufly written, that feme have 
enumerated 25 feveral ways-— xin Domefday-book (which 
contains a furvey of all England, made by the Conqueror's 
order, except the four counties of VVeftmorelands Cumber- 
land, Northumberland, and Durham) it is written Calmun- 
delei, and was then part of the pofTeffions of Robert Fitz- 
Hugh, Baron of Malpas. Which Fitz-Hugh alfo held ii% 
Ceflrefcire, as the fame book teftifies, 29 other manors, 
which are there fpecified.— ^But, the faid Robert dying 
■without iflue male, the barony of Malpas, with the Lord- 
fhip of Calmundeici, &c. devolved on his only daughter 
Lettice, married to William le Belwaid (fon of John le 
Belward, who lived in the time of William Rufus) and by 
him, who was livinp: la Hen. I. had William le Belward 
de Malpas, pofTeiTed in her right of half the barony of 
Malpas, who married Beatrix, daughter of Hugh Kivilioc, 
the fifth Earl of Chefler, and coheir to her brother Earl 
Randal, and by her left three Tons, David ; Robert, here- 
after mentioned ; and Richard, who had a grant of on$ 
eighth part of Diickenton, otherwife Dochintode. 

David, who was ftyled Dan-David, and from being cler^ 
or fecretary to the Earl of Chefler, fometimes was writteri 
Le Clerc, and fometimes de Malpas, where he fuccecded 
his father, and after the Earldom of Chefler was annexed 
to the crown, was fheriffof Chefhire 2,^ Hen. III. of which 
county he was alfo juftice, and held three Knight's fees in 
tiie faid King's reign. He married Margaret, daughter 
and neir to Ralph Ap-Enyon, a perfon of great note and 
large pofTeffions in Chefhire and Wales, by his wife Bear 
trix, fifler to the aforefaid Hugh, Earl of Chefler, and 
thereby became poirdled of the entire barony of Malpas, 


CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 55 

viz. one half by defcent, and the other in right of his wife, 
by whom he left four fons, viz. 

Sir William de Malpas, who died without ifTue. (1) 

PhiHp, furnamed Gough (or, the Red) who obtained the (2) 
manor of Egerton near Malpas from Wion de Esrerton, 
and refiding there, did, according to the cuftom of that age, 
leave that furname to his poilerity, the flourilhing family of ; I 


Peter, who took the name of Clerc, and his defcend- f^\ 
ants, by that name, became feated at Thornton, 'till they 
terminated in the reign of Edward HI. in fix coheirs ; viz. 
Ellen, married to Sir Thomas Dutton of Dutton ; Eliza- 
beth, to Hamon Fitton ; Maud, to Henry de Beelton ; 
Margaret, to Sir William de Golbourne ; Beatrix, to 
Thomas de Shamefbury .; and Emma, to Hugh de We- "~-^ 
verham. * :. , : 

Davids was Lord of Golbourne, from whence he took (4) 
his name, and left pofterity, of whom was Sir William, 
juft mentioned. 

Robert, the fecond fon of William, Baron of Malpas, Robert. 
hy the Earl of Chefter's daughter, was anceflor to the 
Earl of Choimondeley ; for, having that Lordfliip by gift 
of his father, and fixing his relidence there, he affumed 
that furname, which his fpreading and flourilhing de- 
fcendants retained.f-r-He married Mabel, daughter of Ro- 
bert Fitz-Nigel, Baron of Hakon, with whom he had the 
Lordfhip of Criftleton, and a releafe of the hofpital of 
Choimondeley, being father by her of Sir Hugh de Choi- Sir Hugh, 
mondeleigh, who had a releafe from Randal, Earl of 
Chefter, for himfelf and his heirs, of all right of fuits of 
court andjuftice, owing to the hundred of Broxtonefor his 
lands in Choimondeley. By Felice, natural daughter of 
Rand;il Blundville, Earl of Cheller and Lincoln, he had 
iflue Robert, Richard, and Felice; the eldefl: of whom, 
in feveral old deeds is written Robert, Lord of Cholmon- Robert, 
deley, and by charter gave two bovates of land with the 
appurtenances in Chriftleton, to the abbey of Chefter, 
with his body to be buried in the church-yard of St. Wer- 
burgh. — He married Beatrix, daughter of Urian St.-Piere, 
or (as fome fav) of David le Clerc, Lord of half the ba- 
rony of iVIalpas, and filler to Idona, the v/ife of the faid 
Unan, by whom he had Richard his heir, who, in a deed Richard, 
without date, is written Lord ot Choimondeley, wherein 
he grants to Hugh his heir all his land in Choimondeley, 
W^ythall and other places. 


56 CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 

Hugh. Which Hugh married Margery, iifter and coheir to 
Richard de Kingfley, and daughter of Sir Richard, Lord 
of Kingfley, &c. great-grandfon of Randal de Kingfley, 
who had the forefterfhip of Delamer given him by Randal, 
the firfl: Earl of Chefter of that name, and by her, who 
furvived him, had ieveral daughters and three fons, where- 
Hugh. of Hugh the eldeft is mentioned in feveral deeds in the 
reign of Edw. I ; and 6 Edw. II. being in the commiflion 
of the peace, he was prefent at the caftle of Chefter, when 
' ' David le Cooper Xvas executed for burglary, committed at 
^ Cholmondeley and Burwardefley.^— He married Catharine, 

daughter of William de Spurftow, and left iflue four fons, 
Richard his heir ; William, hereafter mentioned ; Robert 
of Chorley ; and Thomas, who writes himfelf fon of 
Hugh de Cholmondeleigh in a charter, dated at Burton the 
"" Friday after the feaft of St. Hillary 1325, whereby he 
. granted to John de Burton, chaplain, all his eftate in Bur- 

' ton near Turvyn, which he had received from Hugh, fon 
of Richard, fon of Simon de Burton. 
F^millesof Robert Cholmondeley of Chorley, the third fon, by his 
Chorley wife Alice left two fons, William, who died childlefs ; and 
^V*^ John, who fucceeded his brother at Chorley, Anno 4 Hen. 
.Whitby, jy ^^^^ ^^,-,j^ ^^^ j-^^ Robert, 9 Hen. V. grants to Mar- 
garet, wife of Edmond de Munfale a moiety of the village 
of Wvncham. He married a daughter of Sir Robert Need- 
ham of Shenton, and was anceftor to John Cholmondeley 
of Chorley and of Goldefton, Efq who by Joan, daughter 
,: : . and heir to Thomas Evton of Goldefton, had two fons. 

Sir Richard ; and Sir Roger, anceftor to the family at 

Sir Richard Cholmondeley, the elder fon, diftinguilhed 
for the valour and condutt: he {hewed on feveral occafions 
in the reigns of Henry VIL and VIIL was knighted in 
3497 (12 Hen. VIL) by the Earl of Surry, for his fervices 
-— , ' againft the Scots, who had received and ajTifted Perkin 
Warbeck ; was conftituted lieutenant of Berwick, and 
fome time after governor of Kingfton upon Hull ; the for- 
ces of which garrifon he commanded (5 Hen. VIII.) at the 
battle of Floden, wherein James IV. King of Scotland was 
flain, and fo ferviceable was his condu6l that day, that he 
was made lieutenant of the tower of London, and receiv- 
;.; cd a letter of thanks from the King,' dated 27 November at 

Windfor.— 26 December 1521 he made his will, and dy- 
ing that Year, was buried in the church of St. Peter ad 

1 i Vincula 

CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 57 

Vincula within the tower, under a monument, thus circuu;- 
icribed j 

Jacent Corpora Richardi Cholmondeley 
Militis, et Dominns Elifabetliffi Conjugis 

SuGe. Qui Qiiorum Animabus Deus 

Propitietur. Amen. 

He left no legitimate iffue, but had a natural Ton Roger 
Cholmondeley of Lincohi's-inn, who became Chief Jurtice 
of the King's Beixh 21 March 1551 (6 Edw. VJ.) and 
about the year 1564 built and endowed a free grammar 
fchool at fiighgate in Middlefex, in the difpoiition of fix 
governors, and not long after died, leaving two daughters 
his coheirs ; Elizabeth, fini: married to Leonard Beckwith 
of Selbie in Yorkfhire (whofe fon Roger married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Knt. and fold Sel- 
bie to the Earl of Derby) and fecondly to Chriftopher 
Kenn, Efq. ; and Frances was firft wife to Sir Thomas 
Ruflel of Strenlham in Worcefterfhire. 

Sir Roger Cholmondeley, brother to Sir Richard, was 
buried in the South aile of St. Dunllan's church in the 
Weft, under a marble tomb, with this memorial; ^7, 

Here lyeth the Bodie of Sir Roger Cholmondeley, 
Knight for the Bodie to Kinge Menrie the 8th. 
Which Sir Roger deceafed the 28th. day of April 
Anno Dom. 153S. 

His wife was Catharine, daughter of Sir Robert Confta- 
ble of Flamborough in Yorkfhire, and his iifue were four 
fons and three daughters. Sir Richard ; Marmaduke ; Ro- 
ger ; Henry ; Margaret, married to Henry Gafcoigne of 
Sudbury, Efq. ; Elizabeth ; and Jane. — Sir Richard, the 
cldeft fon, of Thornton and of Raxby, Was appointed 
conftable of Scarborough-caftle 2 Edw. VI. in whofe firfl 
year, and 3 and 4 Phil, and Mary, he was fheriff of the 
county of York, and married to his firft wife Margaret, 
daughter of William, Lord Conyers, by whom he had 
three fons ; Francis of Raxby, (who married Joan, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Sir Ralph Buhner of Wilton in Cleve- 
land, and died without ifTue in 1586) ; Roger of Branfby, 
(who married Jane, eldeft daughter and coheir to Thomas 
Delaverer of Branfby, Efq. and left Marmaduke his heir > 
Kichard i Thomas i William \ Catharine, married to Leo- 

58 CHOL MONDE LEY, Viscount K E L L S. 

iiard Chamberlaine ; Alice ; and Elizabeth. Marmadukc, 
the eldeft fon hving at Branfbie in 1584 married Urfula, 
daughter and heir to Ralph Aiflabie ot South-Dalton, Efq. 
and was anceftor to the family of Branfby, whereof Mar- 
jnaduke, married Catharine, daughter of Sir Philip Hun- 
gate of Saxton, Bart.) j and Richard, the youngefl, mar- 
• ried Thomazin, another daughter aiid coheir to the faid 
Thomas Delaverer, and had two fons and three daughter, 
Richard, John, Catharine, Dorcas, and Elizabeth.^— The 
fecond wife of Sir Richard was Catharine, eideO: daughter 
of Henry Clifford, the firft Earl of Cumberland, by Mar- 
garet, daughter of Philip Percy the fifth Earl of Northum.- 
berland ; widow of John, Lord Scrope of Bolton, and by 
/ her he had Sir Henry Cholmondeley of Grandmount, in 

1584, and alfo of Raxby in 1586^ and two daughters, 
Margaret, married to James Strangeways .of Orm and 
Sneton, Efq. ; and Catharine, to Sir Richard Button of 
Whitby.. — Sir Plenry married Margaret^ daughter of Sir 
^ William Babthorpe, Knt. and had Sir Richard, Henry, 

Catharine, and Margaret. Sir Richard the eldeft fon, 
born in 1580, was fheriff of Yorkfhire in the laft year of 
» . K. James L and had Hugh his heir ; and Margaret the firft 
wife of Sir William Strickland of Boynton, Bart, by whom 
Ihe had four daughters. Sir Hugh Cholmondeley of Whjt- 
by was created a Baronet 10 Auguft 164.1, and by the 
Lady Anne Compton, eldefl daughter of Spencer, Earl of 
Northampton, had Sir William Cholmondeley, Bart* who 
married Catharine, third daughter of John Savile of Meth- 
ley in YorkQiire, Efq- (by Margaret his fecond wife, 
daughter of Sir Henry Garraway, Lord Mayor of Lon- 
don), and by her, who re-married with Sir Nicholas Stroud 
of Weflerham in Kent, Knt. where fhe died, and was bu- 
ried at Chevening 11 December 1 7 10, had only daughters 
his coheirs, the eldefl of whom Elizabeth, was married to 
Sir Edward Bering of Surenden, Bart, and by him, who 
died in 1689, had Sir Cholmondeley Bering; William; 
Daniel ; and Cecilia. 

Richard. We now proceed with Richard, the eldeft fon of Hugh 
Cholmondeley by Catharine Spurftow. He lived in the 
reigns of Edw. IL and III. and by Mabella his wife had 

Richard, two fons, Richard and William, the elder of whom was 
living 31 Edw. IIL in which year, being ftyled Lord of 
Cholmundley, he claimed the privilege of holding courts 
for trial of all manner of pleas w'ithin his demefnes of 
Pholmundley and Chrillleton, wiih view of frank-pledge, 
, . waifs. 

CHOLMONDELE Y, Viscount K E )L L S, 5^ 

waifs, eftrays, &c.---By his wife Maud he left a fon Rich- Richard. 
ard, whodeceafing without ilTue 35 Edw. III. was fucceed- 
cd by his great-uncle Wiliiam, fecond fon of Hugh tie 
Cholmondeley and Catharine Spurftow. 

Which William married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Williaiu. 
William Brereton of Brcrcton, and was dead 49 Pd. III. 
when his faid father-iji-law, in confideration of 166I. 13s. 
4d. payable to the King within ihe term of 7 years, had 
Cfic guiirdianlhip of his fon and heir Richard, and his mar- 
riage with'Hit dilparagement J with the reverfion of the 
dov/ry (v/hcn it (hould happen) of Maud, widow of the 
late Richard de Gholmondeley. And if the faid Richard, 
his grandfon, fnould die before he attained his full age, 
that then he fbould have the wardfhip and marriage of Ca- 
tharine and Margery, fifters of the faid Richard.— Which 
Richard married i^rft Anne, daughter of John Bromley of Ridiard. 
Badington I and fecondly Ajice, daughter and coheir to 
Richard de Henhull, who died ij Rich. II. and had Wil- 
liam de Cholmpr^deley, who married Maud, daughter of 
■Sir Jo'::!j Cheney of Willallon in Werrall in Chefhire (co- 
heir to iicr mother Maud, daughter and coheir to Thomas 
de Capcniiurft) and dying in' 1409 (10 Hen. IV.) before 
liis Father, left ilfue Richard ; and John of Copenhall in 
biciitoidrhire, anceflor jto the Cholmondeley s of that place, 
^iid others. 

Richard, the elder fon, 4 Edw. IV. was one of the juf- Richard 
t'ces in the county of Chefler, before whom fines were le- 
vied, as he was 2 Hen. VII. in whofe fourth year he died, 
leaving by Ellen, daughter of John Davenport of Daven- 
port, Efq. Richard his heir, a benefador to the church of Rj^hard, 
Baddily, on wliich account his effigies, according to the 
cuilom of the times, was painted in glafs, and fixed in the 
higheft window on the South-fide next the chancel, kneel- - 
ing before a defk, with a book thereon, his coat-arm,our 
and this infcription underneath ; 

prate pro bono Statu — et Richardi 

Cholmondley ■ . » 

He married Eleanor, fifth and youngefl daughter of Sir 
Thomas Dutton of Dutton (by Anne, daughter of James, 
Lord Audley) and coheir to her brother John Dutton, who 
died a minor, and deceafing 9 Hen. VII. left iffue 

Richard Cholmondeley, Efq. alfo one of the juftices, Richard. 
Ibefgre whom fines were levied from 1 7 Hen. VII. to 24 



Hen. VIII. in whofe 30 year he departed this life, set. 43. 
He repaired the chancel of Cholmondeley-church, on the 
fcreen whereof his arms are cut, with this infcription j 

Orate pro bono Statu Richardi Cholmondeley 

Et Elizabeth Uxoris ejus, Sacelli faclores. Anno 

Domini Millefiisio Quingenteiinio quarto Decimo. 

His firfl wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Roger Cor- 
bet of Morton-Corbet in Shropfhire, by whom he had an 
only daughter Maud, married to Sir Peter Newton of Be- 
verley, by whom (lie had John, Charles, and Arthur. By 
his fecond wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Randal Brere- 
ton of Malpas, chamberlain of Chefter, who remarried 
>vith Sir Randal Manwaring of Over-Pever, he had feve- 
ral children, whereof Catharine was married to Richard, 
Preftland ofPreftland and V/ardhill in Chefhire, Efq. ; Ag- 
ues, (to Randal Manwaring of Carington, Efq. by whom 
ihe had Henry of Kilingham, living m 1566, anceftor by 
Eleanor, daughter of George Venables, Efq. to the family of 
that place) ; and Urfula, to Thomas Stanley of Wever, Efq. 
living 1580, great-grandfon of John Stanley, brother to 
Thomas, the firft Earl of Derby, by Elizabeth, daughter 
and heir to Thomas Wever of Wever, Efq. and by him 
had Thomas, who died without iffue ; Ralph, who left pof- 
terity by Margaret, daughter of John Mafterfon of Nant- 
wich ; Elizabeth, married to Roger Downes of Shrigley ; 
Frances, to Henry Delves of Dodington j and Dorothy —- 
The fons were, Hugh his heir ; and Randal (or Ranulph) 
Cholmondeley, who being educated in the ftudy of the 
laws at Lmcoln's-Inn, was elected 5 Edw. Yl. autumn 
reader of that fociety, but did not read becaufe of the pef- 
tilence ; the next year he was lent-reader, and in 1553 (j 
and 2 Phil, and Mary) being one of the judges of the fhe- 
rifFs court of London, was made recorder of that city ; al- 
fo 4 and 5 Phil, and Mary was chofen double reader, anc) 
I Eliz. treble reader of the fociety, whereof he was a 
member, being then called by her Majefty's writ to be fer- 
jeant at law. He was alio chief juftice of the Common- 
' Pleas, and in the afcrefaid reigns mem,ber of parliament 
for the city of London. He lies buried in the church of 
St. Dunflan in the \Yc{\, under a tomb in the South aile of 
the .choir, with this memorial j 

. : Ranulphus 


CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 6i 

Ranulphus Cholmely clara Hie cum Conjuge dormita 

Binaque Connubii Corpora jun6ta fide, 

Haec brevis Urna tenet, Veros disjungere Amantes> 

Nee potuit Mortis Vis truculenta nimis 

Juftitia infignis Nulli Pietate lecundus, 
Kanulphus clara . ■ Stirpe creatus erat. 

Non deerant Artes Generofo pe6t:ore dignse 

Do6tus et Anglorum Jure pcritus crit. 

Ille Recordator Londini Huic extitit Urbi, 

Et Miferis femper Mite Levamen erat. 

Hujus acerba Viri Londinum funera deflety 

Dicens, Juftitiae Vive perennis Honor. 

Obiit 25 Die Apnlis 

An. 1563. 

Sir Hugh Cholmondeley, his elder brother, was 25SirHush» 
years of age at his father's death, and in 1544 (36 Hen. 
VIII ) took fhare in the expedition to Scotland under the 
Duke of Norfolk, and for his valiant behaviour received 
the honour of Knighthood at Leith ' — In 1557 he raifed 
at his ow^n expence 100 men, to march againftthe Scots, 
under the Earl of Derby, fent in September to oppofe their 
invafion of England. — He was a perfon of great honour 
and virtue, prudence and temperance, liberality and hof- 
pitality ; and his death was generally lamented, having for 
50 years together been efteemed the father of his country^ 
by his good offices to all, who applied for his afliflance or 
advice, which appears from many arbitrations on record, 
that were left to his decifion. — -He was four times IherifF of 
Chefhire, viz. in i Edw. VI. 2 and 3 Phil, and Mary ; S 
and 31 Eliz. ; and a long time one of the two deputy- 
lieutenants of that county : being alfofor fome years ftierifF 
of the county of Flint, and vice-prefident of the marches 
of Wales, in the abfence of Sir Henry Sidney, L. D. of 
Ireland. — He died 6 January 1596, in the 83 year of his 
age, and lies buried in the family-chancel in the church of 
Malpas ^, under a noble monument of alabafter, richly 
adorned with the effigies of him and his lady, and other 

He married firft Anne, daughter and coheir to George 
Dolman of Malpas, by Agnes his wife, daughter and heir 
to Thomas Hill of the fame place, Efq. and fccondly Ma- 

« Fuller's Worthies of the county of Chefter, 

« Ideni. V 

62 CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S; 

ry, daughter of Sir William Griffith of Pentherne in 
North-Wales, widow of Sir Randal Brereton of Malpas, 
by whom he had no ilTue ; but by the £rft had three fons> 
Hu^h his heir ; Richard and Randal, who both died chiid- 
Icfs ; and one daughter Frances, married to Thomas Wil- 
braham of Woodhey in Cheihire, Efq. livinn; in 1580, by 
whom fhe had two daughters, Dorothy, married to John 
Done, Efq. , Mary, to Sir Thomas Delves 5 and one fon, 
' Sir Richard Wilbrah^im, Knt. created a Baronet 5 May 
1^21, who marrkd Grace, daughter of Sir John Savage, 
Knt. and his heirs general by marriage are the Earls of 
Bradford arKl D} fart. 
Sir Hugh. Sir Hugh Cholmondeky of Chofmondeley, who fuc- 
ceeded, was knighted in the memorable year of the Spanilh 
invafion, 1588, and at his father's deceafs was upwards of 
' . ' 46 years old. He was heir to his virtues as well as eftate, * 
and gave many proofs of an honourable benevolence, a 
fleady adherence to the proteftant religion, and a firm at- 
tachment to the intercfts of his country.— 'Before he was 
21 years of age, he headed 130 men, raifed by his father's 
interefl: and expence, and marched with them to affift in 
fuppreffing the rebellion in the North, begun in 15 70 (i2 
Eliz.) by the Earls of Weftmorland and Northumberland/ 
for reftoring the Romifli religion ; who being put to flight, 
they and other confpirators were attainted by parliament. 
—In 33 and 41 of Eliz. he was efcheator of the county of 
' Chefter, as alfo fheriff thereof, and in 1600 (42 Eliz.) was 
joined in a fpecial commiffion with the Lord Chancellor 
Egerton, Lord Treafurer Buckhurft and others, for the fup- 
preflion of fchifm.— He increafed his eftate by feveral pur- 
chafes and his marriage of Mary, daughter and heir to 
Chriftopher Holford of Holford, Efq- by Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Sir Randal Manwaring of Pever and Ba- 
daley, elder brother to Philip, from whom defcended Sir 
Thomas Manwaring, Bart. ; and departing this life 23 
July 1 601, was buried with his anceftors at Malpas, hav- 
ing iflue by her *, who died at Holford 15 Auguft 1625, 

- and 

* Her fald father was the fon and heir of Thomas Holford by his 

firil wife Margaret, daughter of Butler, of Bewfey, Efq. fon 

and heir to Sir John Holford by Margery, daughter and heir to 
Ralph Brereton of Ifcoit in Flintftiire, fecond fon of Randal, great- 
grandfon and heir to Sir Randal Brereton of Malpas, living 29 


' Fuller, ut an tea. 

CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 63 

and was buried with him, five fons and three daughters, 

Robert his heir, born 16 June 1584. (i) 

Hatton, who died unmarried in London, 1605. (2) 

Hugh, who died before his eldeft brother Robert, and is (3) 
anceftor to the Earl of Cholmondeley. 

Thomas, of whom prefently. (4) 

Francis, died in his infancy. (5) 

Daughter Mary, was married to Sir George Calverley (i) 
of Ley in Chefhire, Knt. 

Letcice, the firft wife to Sir Richard Grofvenor of Eaton- (2) 
Boat, Knt. and Bart, by whom {he had Sir Richard, the 
fccond Baronet, and three daughters. 

Frances, the fecond wife to Peter Venables, Baron of (3) 

Thomas, the fourth fon, became feated at Vale-royal in Family of 
Chelhire, of which county he was flieriff 14 Car. h and ^'ale- 
married Elizabeth, daughter and heir to John Minihul of ^°5'^^* 
Minfhul, Efq. by Frances his wife, eldeft dai\ghtcr of Sir 
John Egerton of Egerton, Knt. and dying 3 January 
J 652, was buried at Minfhul, having iffue three fons and 
three daughters, Thomas ; Robert, who died 4 Septerahcr 
1658; Francis, created A. M. at Oxford 17 July 1660, 
and was a burgefs to ferve in parliament in the reign of K- 
William ; Mary, married to Thomas, eldeft fon of Sir , , 
Thomas Middfeton of Chirk-caftle in Denbighftiire ; Ca- 
tharine, to Charles Manwaring of Ighfield, Efq. and Eli- 
zabeth, died unmarried. — Thomas, who fucceeded, was 
appointed Iheriff of Cheihire by K. Charles II. on his ref- 
toration, and fo continued the next year ; being alfo one 
of thofe perfons, thought qualified to be made Knights of 
the royal oak in 1660, an order intended by the King to 

. , feverai ^ : 

Hen, VI. "by his wife Alice, daughter and heir to William de Ip- 
fton, by Maud, heir to Sir Robert Swynerton, by Elizabeth^ 
daughter and coheir to Sir Nicholas Beake, by Jane, only daugh- 
ter of Ralph, Earl of Stafford, by his fecond wife Catharine, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Sir John de Hailing of Chebfey. — Lady Chol- 
mondeley fpent her widowhood chiefly at Holford, which (he re- 
built and enlarged -, and by conducing with fpirit the great fuit {he 
had with her uncle George Holford of Newborough in Button, the 
next heir male, concerning the eftate, which, after it had continued 
for above 40 years, was compromifed by the mediation of friends, 
was ufually called by K. James I. *The bold lady of Chefhire -^ and 
in the partition fhe had the manors and Lordfhips of Holford, 
Bulkeley. and other large poffeftions, and he had the demefne of 
Ifcoit iu Flintlhire> with other lands. 

64 CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 

feveral followers of his fortune, who were to wear a filver 
medal^ with a device of the King in the oak, appendant 
to a ribband about their necks ; but it was thought proper 
to lay the order afide> left it might create animofities, and 
open thofe wounds afrefh, which it were more prudent to 
heah In that reign and the firfl year of James II. he re- 
prefented the county of Chefter in parhament ; and attend- 
. ' (■ ing the Duke of York to the Univerfity of Oxford, was 
^■' complimented 22 May 1683 with the degree of Doc- 
* tor of laws.— "He marned firft Jane, daughter of Sir Lio- 
nel Tolmach of Helmingham in Suffolk, Bart, anceftor to 
the Earl of Dyfart, by whom he had one fon Robert ; and 
three daughters, Elizabeth, married to Sir Thomas Ver- 
non of Hodnet in the county of Salop, Bart. ; Jane, who 
'' died unmarried ; and Mary, firfl wife to John Egerton of 
Oulton, Efq.'— His fccond Avife was Anne, daughter of Sir 
"Walter St. John, Bart, and hfter to Henry, Lord Vifcount 
St. John, and by her, who died I December 1742, set^ 
' 92, he had two fons and one daughter, Charles, who fuc- 
ceeded to the eftate ; Seymour, who married Elizabethy 
cldeft daughter of John, Lord Afliburnham, widow of Ro- 
bert Cholmondeley of Holford, Efq. and dying 26 July 
1739 at Arden in Chefhire, left no iflue by her, who de- 
ceafed 26 January 1731- The daughter Johanna was mar- 
ried to Amos, fon and heir to Sir William Meredyth of 
llenbury in Chefhire, Bart, by whom fhe had one fon Wil-^ 
liam, and four daughters.- — Robert Cholmondeley, Efq. 
the only fon by the tiril; v/ife, married Elizabeth, fifler of 
the faid Sir Thomas Vernon, by whom leaving an only 
daughter Elizabeth, married to John Atherton of the coun- 
ty of Lancafter, Efq. the eftate devolved on his brother 
Charles, who in feveral parliaments ferved for the county 
of Chefter, and married Elfex, eldeft fifter of Thomas 
Pitt, Earl of Londonderry, which title is extin6f , by whom 
lie had Thomas his heir, and four daughters, Effex, born 
in 1715 and married in Auguft 1732 to the third fon of 
Colonel William Meyrick 5 Jane, Mary, and Elizabeth, 
one of whom married 8 Auguft 1753 to the Rev. Mr. 
Wannup, redor of Waldon in Hertfordfhire. 
Sir We now proceed with Robert, eldeft fon of Sir Hugh 

Robert, Cholmondeley. He was created a Baronet 29 June 161 1, 
\ iicount [jeij^g. the "^6 in order of creation; was Iheriff of 
01 i\eiis. Chefhire in 1621, and advanced to the Peerage of Ireland 
in 1628, by the title of Vifcount Cholmondeley of Kells. 
-—He alfo, in confideration of his fpecial fervice in raif- 


CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 65 

iing feveral companies of foot in Chelhire, and fending 
many others to the King then at Shrewfbury, (which flood 
him in high Head in the memorable battle of Kincton foon 
after) as alfo in railing othe ' forces for defending the city 
of Chefter, at the firll fiege thereof, and courageous ad- 
venture in the fight at Tilflon-Heath ; together with his 
great fufferings, by the plunder of his goods and burning 
his houfes, was by letters patent, bearing date at Oxford I .^ 

September 1645 created a Baron of England, by the title 
of Lord Cholmondeley of Wiche-Malbank (commonly 
called Nantwich) and by other letters patent, dated 5 ^ 
March enfuing, was created Karl of the province of Lein- 
iler.--When the royal power was at an end, and the king- 
dom under the obedience of the parliament, he was fuffer- 
cd to compound for his eftate, but upon no lefs a fine than 
7742I. — He was remarkable for his good government of the ' 
great affairs of the country ; his liberal hofpitality, and , 

many other virtues. He married Catharine, younger 
daughter and coheir to John^ Lord Stanhope of Harring- 
ton, Vice-Chamberlain of the houfiiold to K. James I. by 
his wife Margaret, eldeft daughter of Henry Mac-Willi- 
ams of Stanbourne in EiTex, Efq. but dying without legi- 
timate iflue 2 October 1659, ^t- 75> was buried by his La- 
dy, who deceafed 15 June 1657, in the chancel of the fa^ 
mily at Malpas. Whereupon Robert, fon of his brother > 
Hugh, became heir to his eftate ; but the lands of Holford 
(which came by his mother) he fettled on Thomas Chol- 
mondeley, his natural fon by Mrs. Coulfon, to whom, as 
"was thought, he was affianced, though never married.— 
Which Thomas Cholmondeley of Holford, Efq. died there 
6 January 1667, and was buried 16 at Nether-Pever, on ' 
•whom his chaplain Mr. Kent, in his funeral fermon, ob- 
fetved, ** That he was a loyal fubje6:, a good hufband, a 
*' good father, a good mafter, a good landlord, a good 
" neighbour, a good friend, a good chriftian, and a good 
'* man." He married Jane, daughter of Edward Holland 
of Eyton in Lancaihire, Efq. by whom he had three fons, 
Robert > Thomas ; and Richard, who died young in 1665. 
Robert, the eldeft, was born in 1652, and married Eliza- 
beth, eldeft daughter of John, the firft Lord Afhburnham, 
•who furvived him, and remarried with Seymour Cholmon- 
deley, Efq. as already mentioned. 

Hugh Cholmondeley, Efq. younger brother to Robert, Hugh, 
Earl of Leinfter, had a good eftate fettled on him by his 
mother, which ftie purchafed in Chelhi-e, and mirried 

Vol. V. F xViary, 




Mary, daughter of Sir John Bodvile of Bodvile-caftle in 
Caernarvonlhire, where he departed this Hfe ii September 
1655, and was buried at Malpas, having had ilFue two 
fens and three daughters, Robert, Hugh, Frances, Eli- 
zabeth, and Catharine, but none of them left iffue, ex- 
cept . j 
"Robert, Robeit, the elder fon, who fucceeding his uncle the Earl j 
' of Leinfter, became heir to all the Cholmondeley lands > i 
and, in refpeO: of his own merits, and the fervices of hii 
anceflors, was dignified with the title of Vifcount Chol- 
mondeley of Kells by patent, bearing date 29 March 1661, 
and took his feat in parliament by proxy 25 June that year *. 
- — He married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to George j 
Cradock of Caverfwell-caflle in Staffordfliire, Efq. (Sir ' 
Thomas Slingfby, Bart, marrying Dorothy her filler) and 
deceafmg in May 1681, had ifTue by her, who was buried 
at Malpas the lajl day of February 1691, four fons and one 
daughter Elizabeth, who became the fecond wife of John 
Egerton of Egerton and Oulton, Efq. (fon and heir to Sir 
Philip, fecond furviving fon of Sir Rowland Egerton of 
Egerton, Bart, and of his Lady Bridget, daughter of Ar- 
thur, Lord Grey of Wilton, Knight of the garter, and 
L. L. of Ireland) and he died without ilFue 2 January 
1732. — -The fons were Hugh, created Earl of Cholmonde- 
ley ; Robert, who died at Weflminiler-fchool, and was 
buried in the North-aile of the ab!)ey-church ; George, 
late Earl of Cholmondeley ; and Richard, buried with his 
brother, where, between the coat-armour of John de Dreux 
and Henry de HalHngs, is a mcft noble monument of 
white marble erected for them, with this infcription j 

Hie jacent fepulti duo ex Filiis Nobiliffimi 
Domini Roberti Vice-Comitis Cholmondeley, quorum 
Alter Robertus, natu fecundus, Annorum nondum 
Quatuordecim, Puer optimne fpei, virginalis Verecundinc^ 
In2:cnii virilis, hajufce Collcgii regius Alumnus, et 
Nohile Ornamentum, laudabiles in Literis 
Latinis, Grscis, Hebraicis Progreffus, generofa 
Indole, honeftavit, fcires antiqufi Cholmondeleiorum 
Familia ortum, Obiit 4 Non. Feb. An. Salutis 1678* 
Alter, Richardus, natu quartus, Annorum duodecim> 
Tanta bonss Indolis edidit Specimina> ut facile 
Agnolcas Fratrem. Obiit Non. Junii A. D. 1680, 


* Lords Jour. 1, 253, 

CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 6^ 

Here lie interred the Bodies of Robert and 
Richard Cholmondeiey, Sons to the Right Hontle. 
Robert, Lord Cholmondeley, 1682. 

Hugh, the fecond Vifcount, joining with thofe patriots, Hugh, 
■who oppofed the arbitrary meafures of K. James II. was . * 
created by K. William, Lord Chohnondeley of Namptwich^^^^°""^* 
by patent, dated 10 April 1689, with hmitations of the 
honour to the iflue male of his brother George.- — 27 March 
1705 he was fworn of the privy council to Q^ Anne, and 
29 D.'cember 1706 advanced to the dignities of Vifcount 

Malpas and Earl of Cholmondeley, with the like entail. 

22 April 1708 his Lordthip was appointed comptroller of 
her Majefty's houihold, and 10 May following, when a 
new privy council was fettled, according to a6l of parlia- 
ment, upon the union of the two kingdoms, he was again 
fworn a member thereof; and 6 October that year made 
treafurer of the houihold ; being alfo conftitutcd L. L. and 
C. Rot. of the county and city of Chefler ; governor of the 
city and caftle of Chefler ; and L. L. of North-Wales ; 

but was removed from his employments in April 17 13. . 

On the acceflion of K. George L he was made (11 Odober 
1 7 14) treafurer of his houihold, and fworn the next day of 
his privy council ; having on 9 of that month fucceeded to 
the feveral honours and trufts, from which he had been re- 
moved in 1713 ; but dying unmarried 1 8 January 1724, 
he was fucceeded by his brother 

George, the third Vifcount, who, after his education at George, 
Weftminfter, and in Chriil-church, Oxford, embraced a 3 
military life, being in 1685 made a Cornet of horfe, and Vifcount, 
on K. William's acceilion one of the grooms of his bed- 
chamber ; in 1689 Captain of the firf!: troop of horfe gre- 
nadier guards, of which he was made Colonel 4 Otiober 
1693, a Brigadier General i June 1697, ^nd 9 March 
1 70 1 a Major-General ; in which itations he fervcd in all 
the wars of K. William's reign in Ireland and Flanders, 
commanding the faid troop of horfe guards at the battle of 
the Boyne ; and 3 Augufl: 1692 at the battle of Steenkirk, 
when his Majefly attacked the French army in their camp, 
he diilinguiilied himiclf in a very particular manner, and 
was wounded. 

9 July 1702 Q. Anne made him governor of the forts of 
Gravelend and Tilbury, and i January 1703 declared him 
Lieutenant-General of the horfe. K. George I. alio on his 
accefHon to th? throne, continued him (21 January) in his 

Fa , . ^ . . polls. 

68 CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 

pofls, and 8 February 17 14 conflituted him Captain and 
Colonel of the third troop of horfe guards ; creating bini 
by privy feal, dated at St. James's 19 February 1714, and 
by patent * at Dublin 12 April 17 15, Baron Newborough 
of Newborough, being the firft his Majefty advanced to the 
Peerage of Ireland ; and taking further into confideration 
'; bis great merits and fervices, was plcafed to create him a 

Peer of England 2 July 1716, by the fame title. — Upon 
his brother's death, he was appointed 20 March, and fworn 
12 April 1725 L. L. of the county and city of Chetkr, C. 
Rot. of that county, and L. L. of thofe of Denbigh, 
Montgomery, Flint, Merioneth, Caernarvon and Angle- 
fey, in which he was continued 3 September 1 7 27. His 
Lordihip was alfo conftituted 19 March 17^4 governor of 
tlie town and fort of Kingtlon upon Hull ; made General 
of the horfe i March 1726; and 6 06tober 1732 governor 
of the Ifimd of Guernfey, into which he was [worn 15 Fe- 
bruary following. — He married Elizabeth, daughter of the 
Heer V^an Baron Ruytenburgh in Germany, by his wife 
Anne-Elizabeth, fifth and youngeft daughter of Lewis de 
NalTau, Lord of Beverwaert, by Elizabeth his wife, 
daughter of Count de Horn, and deceafing at his houfe, 
Whitehall, 7 May 1733, had iflue by her, who died there 
16 January 1721, two fons and three daughters, viz. 
(i) George, his fuccelTor. 

. .' James, 

^ The preamble. Cum Viros quofdam egregios Proceruni Ordl- 
ribus adfcribere ineunce jam. Imperio decrevlmus, qui ipfum ornent 
pariter ac Itabiliant, Neniinera, qui hoc fibi jure vindicet, fideli ec 
pr^^dilecTto noftro Georgio Cholmondeley Priorem invenimus, feu 
propriam quam confequutus eft faniam, feu Gloriam ipfi a Majori- 
bum derivatani contempleniur, Yirtiite bellica jamduduiii meruit 
lit inter Legates Exercitus Britaniiici primarius evaderet ; necnon 
fpeilatilfima erga nos Domumq. iioilram fide fe nobis adeo com- 
niendavit, ut Sacellltum, qui Cuftodiani Corporis noliri habenr, 
coniHtuatur Pr?cfe<5lus. Nee fatis tamen eximii Viri Meritis datum 
exiftimamus, nifi is, cui tantopere confidimius, novo ornetur Digni- 
tatis incremento, Titulos Anglicanos illuftris ilia Donaus inde Ori- 
ginemduxit, ei aliquando fuppeditabit, cum fmgularis ea Fselicitas 
Viro pra'nobili Comiti de Cholmondeley contigerit, utin Fratre, 
quern primumfemper habuit, Amicum eundem habiturus fit h?ere- 
dem, Nos ei interea Honores ilio in Regno defiinavimus, in quo 
r titulis Majores fui inclaruerunt, Rebus a iTe gellis ipfe inclaruit, in 1 

prielio fcllicet ad Boynam Flunien pugnato egregium Fortitudinis j 
jnllitarls in Amoris erga Patriam ipecimen adbuc Juvenis edidit, j 
eaque Viftoria reportauda partem habuit, qua Regnum Gulielmo * 
tertio confirmatum eft, cujus Pietati m Populos Imperio fuo com- l 
miflbs debetur, quod ad nos Stirpemq. noltran\ Jus Sceptri peivfe- [ 
nerit. Sciatis igitur, Sec. (Rot. Amio.9 Geo, I» i». p. £,) \ 

CHOL MONDE LEY, Viscount K E L L S. ^ 69 

James, born 18 April 1708, who i2 May 1725 was ap- (2) 
pointed Major to his father's third troop of horfe-guards, 
and in January 1730 fucceeded Brigadier Newton in the 
poll of deputy- governor of Chefter-caftle ; was chofcn 25 
March 17 3 1 member of parhanient for BofTmey in Corn- 
wall ; in April 1734 for Camelford, and in May 1741 for 
Montgomery. 11 June 1731 he was made fecond L. -Co- 
lonel of the faid regiment of guards; 17 January 1740 
Colonel of a new raifed regiment of foot ; fucceeded Lord 
James Cavendilh 25 Deceipher 1742 in his regiment ; was 
made in July 1745 a Brigadier-General, and 23 Septem- 
ber 1747 a Major-General of his Majefty's armies. In 
Auguil: 1749 he fucceeded Sir John Mordaunt in his regi- 
ment of dragoons ; i-i June 1754 was advanced to the 
rank of L. General ; 30 April 1770 a General of his Ma- 
jefty's armies, and 27 June fame year was appointed gover- 
nor of Chefcer-caftle, in the room of Earl George, his bro- 
ther, then deceafed ^ He married Penelope, only daugh- 
ter of James, Earl of Barrymore, by his wife Penelope, 
daughter and heir to Richard, Earl Rivers, and deceafed 
13 Odober 1775, having had by her, from whom he 
was divorced 8 March 1736, a daughter, who died 24 
April 1737. 

The daughters were Lady Henrietta, born 26 November 
1 701, died in Burlington-Gardens 8 May 1769 unmarri- 
ed ; Lady Elizabeth, (born 28 May 1705 and married 23 ^ 
January 1730 to Edwasd Warren of Poynton in Chelhire, 
Efq. then fheriff of that county, and had iifue by him, 
who died 7 September 1737 a fon George, made a Knight 
of the Bath ; and other children ; Ihe died in December 
$762) ; and Lady Mary, born 9 March 17 13- 14, died un- 
married in April 1783 and was buried in the family vault 
at Chefter. 

George, the fourth Vifcount Cholmondeley, in 1722 George, 
was member of parliament for the borough of Eaftlow ; _ 4 
and ferved after for New-Windfor ; was elected 27 May Vifcoujn. 
1725, on the revival of the order by K. George L a Knight 
of the Bath ; and 21 July 1726 fucceeded William, Earl 
Cadogan in the poft of mailer of the r'^bes to his Majeftv. 
«— 29 July 1727 he was conftituted a commiirioner of the 
iadmiralty, (which he refigncd 14 May 1729) and conti- 
nued governor of the caifle and city of Cheifer, to which 
[he had been appointed in April 1725. — On the edablilh- 
*' ment 

^'"'^ - ' Lodge, CoHlus IV, 222, 27.3, ani 5upp. 


ment of the houfhold of Frederick, Prince of Wales 5 De- 
cember 1728, he "was made mafter of his horfe ; and, fuc- 
cceding his father, took his feat in the Englifli parliament 
17 May I733> and five days after was appointed in his 
room, Steward of the royal manor of Sheene, L. L. and 
C Rot. of the county and city of Chefter, Vice-Admiral 
of North-Wales, &c. — Refigning his poft of mafter of the 
horfe to the Prince, lie was conftituted 15 May 1735 a 
commiflioner of the treafury, which he furrendered the 
year after, and 21 May 1736 fucceeded the Duke of Rut- 
land as Chancellor of the Dutchy court of Lancafter, be- 
ing at the fame time fworn of the privy council; and 2 
March 1735 was made chamberlain of Chefter ; in Decem- 
ber 1743 Lord Privy Seal ; and 29 December 1744 joint 
Vice-Treafurer of Ireland. — 14 September 1723 his Lord- 
fhip married Mary, only daughter of Sir Robert Walpole 
after Earl of Orford and by her, (who died at A'X in Pro- 
f vence in December 1731, and was buried at Malpas), had 

ifTue three fons ; and a daughter who died an infant. The 
fons were 
(i) George, Vifcount Malpas, born 17 06lober 1724, was 

appointed to a company in L. General Howard's regiment 
of foot, and in 1745 was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of 
the regiment of foot then raifed by his father for the fup- 
preflion of the rebellion. 19 January 1746-7 he married 
Hefter, daughter and heir to Sir Francis Edwards of Grete, 
and of the college in Shrewfbury, in the county of Salop, 
Bart, and deceaiing 15 March 1764, before his father, left 
ilTue by his faid Lady, who furvived him, an only Ton 
George- James, fuccefibr to his grandfather ; and a daugh- 
ter Hefter, born in 1755 married to William Clapcott 
Lifie, Efq. 
{2) Robert born i and baptized 28 November 1727 had a 

command in the army, but preferring an ecclefiaftical to a 
military life, entered into holy orders and was appointed to 
the livings of St. Andrew in Hertford, and Hertingford- 
bury near that town. He married Mifs Mary Woffington, 
and had iffue George-James, born 22 February 1752; 
Horace born 18 February 1753, died young; Robert- 
Francis born 24 June 1756; Harriet born 4 April 1754, 
now the wife of William Bellingham, Efq. reprefentative 
in the Englifli parliament for Ryegate and fecretary to the 
Chancellor of the Exchequer ; Jane-Elizabeth born 22 
Odober 1758, and Margaret born 8 July 1761 died 
joung. . ' 


CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 71 

FredericJO born 29 April 1731 died of the fmall-pox 25 (3) 
April 1734. 

George, the fifth and prefent Vifcount Cholmondeley, George, 
was born 30 April 1749; 14 June 1782 appointed his Ma- 5 
jefty's envoy extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Vi'fcount. 
court of Berlin, is now L. L. and C. Rot. of the county of 
Chefter ; Colonel of the militia of faid county and gover- ^■ 

nor of Cheiler-caftle r 1 2 April 1783 he was appointed Cap- 
tain of the yeomen of the guard, and 14 of fame month 
iworn of the privy council in Great Britain. 

Titles.] George Cholmondeley, Vifcount Chol- 
mondeley of Kells, Earl of Cholmondeley, Vifcount Mai- 
pas. Baron Cholmondeley of Wich-Malbank, Baron 
Newborough of Newborough, and Baron of Newburgh. 

Creations.] V. Cholmondeley of Kells in the coun- 
ty of Meath 29 March 1661, 13 Car. II. B. of Wich- 
Malbank, otherwife Namptwich in the county of Chefter 
10 April 1689, I Will, and Mary. V. Malpas and Earl of 
Cholmondeley, both in the fame county 27 December 
1706, 5. Q^ Anne. B. Newborough of Newborough in the 
county of Wexford 12 April 1715, I Geo. I. and B. of 
Newburgh in the I/le of Anglefey 2 July 1 7 16, 3 of that 

Arms.] Ruby, two helmets in chief, proper, garnifh- 
£d, gold, in bafc a garb, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a demi-gryphon faliant dia- 
mond, with beak, wings and legs, topaz, holding between 
his paws an helmet, proper. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a gryphon, diamond, its 
feeak wings and fore-legs, as the creil. The iinilfer, a 
wolf, topaz, gorged with a collar perflev/, vair. 

Motto.] Cassis Tutissima Virtus. 

Seats.] Cholmondeley in the county of Cheder, i23 
miles from London J and Richmond ia Surrey. 

B U R T O X, 

( 72 ) 

BURTON, Viscount D O W N £. 


R Painc Davimey of Dawney-caftic in Normandy, 
from whom this family is defcended, came into Englancf 
with K. William the Conqueror. In former times they 
wrote their name, D'Anney, and were Lords of the ma- 
nor of Sliunock, or Shannock in the county of Cornwall. 
John. Of this family was John Dawnay, living in the reign ot 
Edward I. who married Jane, third and youngeft daugh- 
ter of Peter Le Cave (by his wife, the only child of Sir 
Sir Thomas Bromflete) and had Sir Edward D'Annay, the 

. Edward, father of Sir Nicholas, who in the reign of Edw. II. obtain- 
. Sir eel a charter for a weekly Wednefday and Friday market, 

Nicholas, ^j^^ 2 yearly fair on the eve, day and morrow of St. James 
the Apoftle, at hisfaid manorof Shannock.^— In i Edw- III. 
he had fummons to parliament among the Barons of Eng-. 
land, but not after *, which was occafioned by his ab- 
fence in the holy war againd the infidels; y^hencc he 
brought a very rich and curious medal, now in the fa- 
mily's pofleffion : But continuing in the holy land many 
years, the eftate, confiding of fifteen large manors in 
Cornwall, was conveyed into the family of Courtenay, 
Earls of Devon, by the marriag;e of Emmeline (or Emme) 
daughter and heir to Sir John Dawney of Madfordferry iri 
the county of Somerfet, to Edward, fon and heir appar 
rent of Hugh, the fccond Earl of Devon, who dying be- 
fore his father, left ifTue by her two fons, Edward, the 
third Earl of Devon ; and Elugh of Haccombe and Bocon- 
nock, Efq. father of Edward Courtenay, whom K. Henry 
VII. for his adherence to the houfe of Lancafter, advancf 
ed to the Earldom of Devonfnire 28 O6lober 1485, firft of 
his reign. 

Sir Nicholas Dawney aforefaid departed this life 7 Ed- 
■^^rd III. as appears by inquilition, and by Elizabeth his 


BURTON, Viscount DOWNE.' 73 

wife had two Tons, Thomas ; and Sir John Dawney of 
Madfordferry berbrementioned, made a knight Banneret 
by K. Edward III. at the batiie oF Crefly, on whole death 
an inquifition Avas taken 20 Edw. 111. and he was found 
to have left only the faid Emme, married to Edward Cour- 
tenay, Efq. 

Ihomas Dawney, the elder Ton, marrying Elizabeth, Thnnjas-. 
daughter and heir to John Newton of Snaith in Yorklhire, 
E(q. fixed his refidence at Efiirick in that part of England, 
where he was Hving 11 Rich. il. and was the dire£l anccf- 
tor of the Vilcount Downe, and alio of Roger Dawney 
of Norton, Efq. who left only daughters, whereof Joan 
was married to John Churcliill, Elq. by whom fhe had 
two daughters, coheirs, Margaret and Agnes, living in 
the reign of Edward III. 

Thornas Dawney aforefaid had ifTue a daughter Marga- 
ret, married to Saltmarlh of Yorklhire, and a fon Sir Sir Johfti 

John, who fucceeded at Etirick ; married Ellen, daughter 
of John Barderi, and died in 1417 ( 5 Hen. V.) having if- 
lue Sir John ; William of Rhodes i iilice, jnarried to Ro- 
bert Flemmg ; and Agnes to Peter V/eilon. — Sir John, Sir John* 
the elder fon, died in 1424 (2 Hen. YI.) and by Marga- 
ret, or Joan, daughter of Sir Alexander Lound, Knt. had 
Sir John his fucceffor ; Joan, married to William Dalli- 
fon ; and Catharine, to Thomas Awger, Efqrs. — Sir John, Sir Jqhni 
who fucceeded, married Agnes, daughter of Guy Rock- 
liffe of Rockhffe in the county of York, Efq. and deceaf- 
ing 20 October 1493, had Sir Guy, his heir ; William; 
Margaret, married to Ralph, fon and heir of Richard Ac- 
clam ; Agnes, to John Bechard ; and Elizabeth, to John 
Langton, Efqrs. 

Sir Guy (Guydo) Dawney, Knt. was /eated at Cowlck Sir Guy. 
in the county of York, where he lived in the reigns of 
Henry VII. and VIII. and died 17 Augufl: 1522. He 
married Jane (or Joan) Ijfter and heir to Sir John Darell 
of Sezay, who died without ilTuc in 7 Hen. VII. and to 
Thomas Darell, who died alfo childlels, and daughter of 
Sir George Darell of Sezay, who died 30 March 1466, by 
his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir William Plumpton, 
and had iffue Sir John his fucceflbr ; Anne, married to 

Robert Howdenby ; and a younger daughter to p- Bab- v 

thorpe of Drax, Efqrs. 

Sir John Dawney of Cowick was flieriff of Yorklhire 35 Sir John. 
Hen. VIII. and died 2 March 1553, having iffue by Do- 
rothy, daughter of Richard, Lord E^timer, who died in 


74 BURTON, Viscount D O W N E. 

November 1532, two Tons and four daughters, viz. Sir 
Thomas; John of Herke, who in 1572 (14 Eliz.) was 
(herifF of Yorkfhire, and married Elizabeth, fifth daughter 
of John Roper of Eltham in Kent, Efq. prothonotary of 
the Court of King's Bench, and attorney-general to K. 
Henry VIII. by Jane his wife, daughter of Sir John Fi- 
neux. Chief Juflice of the faid Court, and left a fonjohn, 
born in 1561, feated at Potter-Brunton in Yorklhire, 
whofe only daughter and heir Mary, was married to John 
Legard of Ganton, Efq. and v/as mother of Sir John Le- 
gard, created a Baronet in 1660 ; the four daughters were 
Elizabeth (married to Robert Alke of Aughton, Efq. by 
whom flie had John, whofe wife was Chriftian, daughter j 
of Sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton) ; Dorothy (to Sir Hen- •? 
ry Nevile of Chute, and had Gervaife Nevile, Efq. living 
in 1585); Joan (to Bryan Palmes of Narbourn, Efq. 

- , whofe fon John, living 1584, married Joan, daughter of 

George Dawney, Efq. and had three fons, George, John 

and Francis) ; and Anne, to Sir George Coniers, Knt. 

Sir Sir Thomas Dav/ney of Sezay and Cowick, Knt* mar- 

^ Thomas. Hed Edith, eldeft daughter of George, Lord D'Arcie of , 

'^ Afton, and dying 3 September 1566, had Sir John his ^ 

heir ; Paul ; and Frances, married to Sir William Bab- 

thorpe of Ofgodby, to whom fhe was fecond wife, and 

"Sir John, had two daughters, Mary and Chriftian. — Sir John, who 

fucceeded, was knighted by Q^ Elizabeth in 1580, and I 
ferved the office of fherifffor Yorkfhire in 1589. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Marmaduke Tunflall of 
Thurland in Lancalhire, Knt. by whom he had four fons 
and two daughters, Thomas ; Marmaduke ; William ; 
D'Arcie ; Mary, married to Ralph, the third Lord Eure 

' ' of Witton, Lieutenant of the Principality of Wales for K. 
James I. and was mother of William, Lord Eure, born 
in 1579 ; and Dorothy died unmarried. 
Sir Sir Thomas, who fucceeded his father at Cowick, was 

f' Thomas, born in 1563, and honoured with knighthood by K. James 
L in whofe 8 year he was fherift of Yorklhire, and was 
living in i6i9.^^He married Faith, daughter and heir to 
Sir Richard Ledgiard of Ryfom, and had iffue five fons and 
four daughters, John ; Thomas, who died childlefs ; 
George; Richard; Henry ; Elizabeth, married to Sir 
William Acclam of Horeby ; Frances, to Sir Henry Vaug^ 

•: • "ban of Sutton ; Margaret ; and Anne — -John, the eldeil 

Ibn^ married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Hutton, 

- Jufiie^ 

BURTON, Viscount DOWNE. 75 

Juftlce of the King's Bench, and had two fons. Sir Chrlf- Sir 
topher, who by K. Charles I. for his loyalty and Services, Chrifto- 
■was created a Baronet 19 May 1642, but dying without pher, 
iffue, was fucceeded in title and eftate by his brother i Baronet. 

Sir John Dawney of Cowick, who in 1660 reprefented Sir 
the county of York In parliament, as he did the borough John, 
of Fontefra6b in 1661, 1678 and 1680, and being ad- ,. ' 
vanced to the Peerage of Ireland by patent *, dated at ^^^^"^^^^^ 
Weftminfter 19 February 1680, fat in K James's Irifli 
parliament of 1689, and died in 1695 leaving iflue Henry 
his fuccefTor, and two daughters ; the one married to Mr. 
Ramfden of Yorkfhire, and died at York in June 1737 » 

and the other to Orme cf Charlton near Greenwich, , 

Efq. where (he died 15 December 1736, leaving one foil 
Garton Orme of Lav.ngton in Suift^x, Efq. appointed i 
May 1736 gentleman-ufher to the Princeis of Wales, and 
choien 23 November 1739 member of parliament for the •' *' 
borough of Arundel. 

Sir Plenry, the fecond Vifcount, in 1689 was attainted Sir 
by K. James's parliament in Ireland ; reprefented the bo- Henry, 
rough of Pontefra6t in 1690, and the county of York in ^.r^ 
the reigns of K. William, Q^ Anne, and K. George L— ''**^*^"**^ 
He married Mildred, daughter of William Godfrey of 
Thunick in the county of Lincoln, Efq. and by her, who 
died at Cowick in September 1725, had fix fons and two- 
{laughters, viz. ■: ^ 

John, his heir apparent. (i\ 

William. (2> 

Henry, D- D. educated in the univerfity of Oxford, (3) 
refided at Charlton in Kent ; was inllalled 22 June 1732 
a prebendary in the cathedral church of Canterbury ; and 
13 May 1740 married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir 
Thomas D'Aeth of Knowlton in the faid county, Bart, 
fo created 16 July 1716, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter 
of Sir John Norborough, Knt. admiral and commiflioner 


* The preamble. Cum nihil magis Majeilatem regiam illuftret, • 
vel ad \irtuteni generofos Hominum animos ftimulet, quam cum c 

"Viri Virtute, Generis nobilitate, et Prudentia fplendidi Honorum -• > <■ ' 
titulis decorenrur ; Nos igi^ur recolentes eximia merita dilefti et 
fidelis no'iTri Johannis Dawnay Je Cowicke in comitatu noftro Ebo- 
raci Militis, en grata Serviua, qune ipfe et Anteceffores fui nobis 
aut Patri noitro beata memoriae fumma cum AfTiduitate et Integri- 
tatepraeftiterunt, Eum in akiorem Honoris gradum evehi dignunx 
efTe cenfemus. Sciatis modo, &c, (Rot. Anno 33 Car. II. i.'. 
p. f.) 

75 BURTON, Viscount B O W N E. 

of the navy in the reigns of Charles II. and James IT. and 
heir to her brother Sir John of Knowlton, Bart, who was 
fhipwrecked with his brother James, and his father-in-law 
Sir Cloudeiley Shovel, 22 O6tober 1707. — Do61:or Daw-- 
ney died at Piddleton near Dorchefter in July 1 754. 
(<) Chriftopher, who 26 Auguft 1749 married the daughter 

of Mr. Rundall of Marflon, or Hutton, near York, and 
* • * fhe died 3 January 1769, set. 54, in the Minfter-yard 

(5) George, made captain of a {hip of war 8 January 1741. 

(6) Godfrey, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas 
D'Aeth, Bart. 

(0 Daughter Mildred, married to Sir William Fowlis, of 

Ingleby-manor in the North-riding of Yorkfliire, Bart. 
and had iiTue William ; Mildred ; Anne ; Catharine ; and 
(2) Dorothy, firft to Robert Shaftoe of Whitworth in the 

Bilhoprick of Durham, Efq. and fecondly to Rev. Do6tor 
Thomas Eden, fourth Ton of Sir Robert Eden of Well:- 
. :. Auckland, Bart. Reflor of Winllon, and Prebendary in 
the cathedral of Durham, at which city fhe died 26 No" 
vember 1734 without iffue. 
John, John Dawney, Efq. the eldeft fon, having his educa- 

tion im Chrift-church Oxford, took the. degree of A. M. 9 
July 1706, and in 17 13 was chofen burgefs in parliament 
for PontefraiSl: and Aldborough, for the former of which he 
\vas rechofen in 1715 : And 10 Auguft 1724 marrying 
Charlotte-Louifa, younger daughter of Robert Pleydeil of 
Ampney-Crucis in the county of Gloucefler, Efq. (by his 
. -" wife Sarah, daughter of Philip Sheppard of Hampton in 
the fam.e county, Efq.) and heir to her brother and lifter, 
who both died unmarried, had iiTue by her, who died 8 
April 1729, ret. 3s years, two fons, Henry-Pleydell, and 
John, fucceffive Vifcounts, and departing this life 31 
July 1740, before h!3 father, his elder fon 
Sir Sir. Henry-Pleydell, born 8 April 1727, fucceedins: his 

Henry- grand-father, was the third Vifcount Downe ; he was 
Pleydeil, chofen in 1749 and 1751 to parliament for the county of 
. 3 York ; and 6 December 17^0 Fellow of the Roval Socie- 
Yifcount. j^,^ jjg ^^^ ^j.^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ Bedchamber to his Royal 

Highnels George, Prince of Wales ; lieutenant-colonel of 
25 regiment, colonel by brevet, and commanded his re- 
giment at the battle of Minden in 1759, /v'/ being one of 
the four regiments to whom the fucfcls of that day was 

ov/insT s 

BURTON, Viscount D O W N E. 77 

owinc ; he alfo commanded the fame rejrlment at the bat- 
rie of Campen near Wefel, 16 Odober 1760, when be- 
ing; mortally "vvounded, he died 9 December enfuing S 
and was fucceeded in the honour by his brother 

Sin John, the fourth Vifcount, born 9 April 1728 ; mar- Sir [ohn, 
ried Lora, only daughter and heir to William Burton of 4 
Luffenham in the county of Rutland, Efq. by his wife Vifcount, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Georsje Pitt of Stratiield-fea in the 
county of Hants, Efq. and dcceafed 2i December 1780, 
leaving by his faid Lady five fons and two daughters, viz. 
John-Chriftophcr, his fucccffor ; VVilliam-Hcnry-Pley- c.-". 
dell died an infant ; W illiam-Henry born 20 Auguft 1772; 
Marmaduke, 27 July 1777; Thomas, 30 May 1779; 
Catharine, 23 Auguft 1768 ; and Lora 17 June 1774 '^. 

Sir John-Chriftopher, born 15 November 1764 3; aiFum- Sir John- 
ed the name of Burton, and fucceeding to the honour, be- Chrifto- 
came the fifth and prefect Vifcount. His Lordlhip is pher, 
unmarried. ,..r ^ ^ 

Titles.] Sir John-Chrlflopher Burton, Vifcount 
Dawney of Downe, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet, 19 May 1642, 18 Car. L V. 
Dawney of the county of Downe, 19 February 1680, ^^ 
Car. IL 

Arms.] Pearl, on a Bend cottifed, diamond, three 
Annulets, of the field. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Saracen in armour, couped 
at the thighs, and wreathM afcout the temples, proper, 
holding in his right hand a ring, topaz, ftoned faphire, 
and in his left a lion's gamb erafed gold, armed, ruby. 

Supporters.] Two lions, topaz, collar'd with the 
coat, and ducally crowned, pearl. 

Motto.] Timet Pud or em. • ' ■'^ - ' ■ 

Seat.] Cowick, near Snaith and Ditchmarfh in the. 
county of York, 9 miles from PontefraQ:, and 176 
from London ; Dawney-lodge and Danby-caftle in the 
fame county. 

» Lodge, and Uliler. « Idem. 

* Vifcountefs-Do wager** Letter 54 July 1785. 

H O W, 

r • v^-'- f 7S ) 

HOW, V I s c o u 1? T i 

20 A H E name of How frequently occurs in the ancient 

Englifti writers, and hath been of long continuance in the 

counties oF Nottingham, Somerfet, Wilts, and Gloucef- 

ter. A": Flawhorou^h in the hundred or Newark, fays Dr. 

-. . i Thoroton, was a family called Z)^ le Hon, from their refi- 

' dence on the hill ; and of them was Gerard, and after him 

Waiter De le Hou, or Del Ho^ve, who was witnefs to a 

^rant, which William, fon of Roger de Houton, made to 

*' Walter, Ton of Robert des Mores, of a toft and two bovates 

of land in Houton. And in the reigns of Henry III. and 

Edward 1 Robert Del How (who paffed fome parcels of 

land in Flawborough and Dalyngton to Robert Morin) 

were of mod note ; and the place m fome writings is flill 

called Flawborough Del How. 

But ^vhat we are principally to obferve is, that his Lord- 
Henry, (hip's anceftor Henry How, living in the reign of Henry 
VIII. had two fons, John, Thomas (whofe fon was named 
John. Humphrey) and a daughter piarried to John Walfh.— John, 
the elder fon, was polTefTed of the manor of Hunfpell de la 
Heies in the county of Somerfet, and of lands, &c. in the 
counties of Devon, EfTex, and city of London ; and died 
27 May 1574, (16 Eliz.) leaving John his heir; Anne, 

married to William Hilliard ; Sufan ; and Judith. = 

John. John How, Efq. who fucceeded, was 18 years old at his 
Father's death> and marrying Jane, daughter of Nicholas 
Grubham of Biftiop's-Lydiard in the county of Somerfet, 
and fifter to Sir Richard Grubham of Wilhford in Wilt- 
fhire. Lord of the manor of Compton-Abdale in the coun- 
ty of Gloucefter by purchafe, who died without ilTue in 
1629, by Margaret, daughter of Alderman William Whit- 
more of London, became feated at Bifhop's-Lydiard, and 
had iffue three fons and one daughter, viz. John and 
George, who both enjoyed a vaft real and perfonal eftate, 
by the gift of their uncle the faid Sir Richard ; Lawrence ; 
5tiid Elizabeth, married to John Bainton, Efq. 


HOW, Viscount HOW. f$,-, 

Sir George How, the fecond fon, was feated at Cold- T^amllv of 
Berwick, otherwlfe Berwick St. Leonard's in Wilts; and^^ .7^^" 
fupplying K. Charles I. with large fums of money during p^^^ * 
his troubles, was knighted, and ferved in parliauKnt for 
the borough of Hindon. He married Dorothy, daughter 
of Humphrey Clarke, otherwife Woodechurch of Woode- 
church in Kent, Efq. by whom he left two Tons and one 
daughter, viz. Sir George ; John of Somerton in Somer- 

fetfhire, who married the daughter of Strode, Efq. ; 

and Tviargaret, M'ife to John Still of Shaftfbury, Efq. 
Sir George Grubhani How, the elder fon, born in 1627, 
ferved in feveral parliaments for Hindon ; was created a .• .; ' 
Baronet 20 June 1660; married in 1650 Elizabeth, 
younger daughter of Sir Harbottle Grimfton of Bradfield- 
Hall in Efles, Bart, and dying 26 September 1676, had 
many children, who all died young, except one fon Sir 
James, and four daughters ; Dorothy, married to Henry 
Lee of Dungeon near Canterbury, Efq. ; Anne, to John 
X^ifle of Moyle's-Court in Hamplhire, Efq. ; Elizabeth, to * 
Robert Hovenden of Frifley in Kent, Gent. ; and Mary, 
to Sir George Rooke, Vice-Admiral of England, who died 
26 January 1708.— Sir James How, the only fon, mem- 
ber of parliament for Hindon, married firft Elizabeth, 
daughter of Edward Nutt of Nackington in Kent, Efq. 
and fhe dying 8 September 1691, he took to his fecond 
^vife Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to — - Stratford of 
Hailing in Gioucefterfhire, Efq. who alfo dying in 1702 
without iflue, the title became extinct by his death on 19 
January 1735, set. 66. 

We now proceed with Sir John How, eldefl: fon of John Sir Jofe 
by Jane, lifter of Sir Richard Grubham. Who, by gift 
of his faid uncle, had the manor of Compton in Gloucef- 
terfhire (of which county he was fheriff in 1650) with 
Wiftiford near Sallfbury and other eftates in Wiltftiire, and 
M/as created a Baronet 22 September 1660. He married 
33 July 1620 Bridget, daughter of Thomas Rich of 
North-Cerney in the countytof Gloucefter, Efq. mafter m 
chancery, and lies buried under a handfome monument in 
the church of Withington, having ilTue by her (who died 
15 June 1642,. aged 46), three fons. Sir Richard Grub- 
ham How, Bart. ; John Grubham How, anceftor to the 
Vifcount How ; and Sir Thomas How, who left no ifTue 
by Hefther, daughter of Sir William Manwarlng. 

Sir Richard, the fecond Baronet, of Compton and 
Wiihfctfd, married Anne, daughter of Doctor John King, 


8o H O W, V I s c o u N T H O W. 

Bifhop of London, widow of John Dutton of "Sherborne i 
in G!o aceflerlhirc, and was fucceeded by his only fon Str ' 
Kichard, the third Baronet, who ferved in divers parlra- 
ments for the county oi' Wilts, and I2 Aup^uft 1673 mar- 
ried Mary, elder daughter of Sir Henry- Frederick Thynne 
or Kempstord in the county of Gloucefter, Bart, fifter of . 
Thomas, created Vifcount Weymouth, but by her, who I 
died 5 September 1735, having no iffue, and deceafing 3 
July 1730, his eftares and title defcended to Scrope, Vif- 
count Plow, heir to his uncle John Grubham How, fecond 
fon oi Sir John the firll: Baronet. 
John. Which John often reprefented the county of Gloucefler 
from 1 661, to 1678 in parliament, and by his marriage be- 
came polTeiied of the manor of Langar in the county of 

»' Nottingham, where he fixed his refidence 5 which manor, 

formerly the inheritance of the Tiptofts, paffed from them 
to the family of Scrope, by the marriage of Roger, Lord 
Scrope of Bolton with Margaret, eldefl: of the three daugh- 
ters and coheirs to Robert, Lord Tiptoft ; whofe defcend- 
ant Thomas, Lord Scrope, Knight of the Garter, married 
in 1584 Philadelphia, fecond daughter of Henry Gary, the 
firfl Lord Hunfdon, by whom he had one fon Emanuel, 
Lord Scrope of Bolton, created 19 June 1627 Earl of Sun- 
derland ; who having no iflue by his wife Lady Eliza- 
beth Manners, daughter of John, Earl of Rutland, fettled 
his eilate on his natural children by Martha Janes ; of 
whom his only fon John dying unmarried 31 July 1646, 
aged about 20, his three daughters became coheirs, and 
were Mary, married firft to Henry Gary, fon and heir to 
Henry, Earl of Monmouth, and fecondly to Charles, the 
fir ft Duke of Bolton; Elizabeth, to Thomas Savage, Earl 
Rivers ; and Annabella, born in 1629, to the faid John 
Grubham How, Efq. who, upon the divilion oi the eftate, 

* had the manor of Langar allotted to her, and brought it to 

her hulhand : v/hofe fervices being acceptable to K. Charles 
IL his Majefi:y, by his letters regiftered in the office of 
arms, bearing date i June 1663, did in confideration of 
thofe fervices, and as a mark of his efpecial grace and roy- 
al favour, grant and ordain, that the faid Annabella his 
wife fhould be had, taken and efleemed as th? legitimate 
daughter of an Earl of England, and during her life have, 
hold, ufe, take and enjoy the ftyle, place, degree, prece- 
dency and privilege thereof in as full and ample manner« 
a^ if {he had been the legitimate daughter of Emanuel, late 
Earl of Sunderland j with a precept of obedience to at! his 

fiibjev^? ; 

HOW, Viscount HOW. 8i 

iubje6l:s ; from which time (he was ufually ftyled. The right 
honourable Lady Annabelia How.-— By her, who died 2i 
March 1703, and Hes buried at Stowell, under a hand- ' 

fome marble monument, he had four fons and five daugh- 

Sir Scrope, his fucceflbr. (i\ 

John Grubham How, Efq. born in 1657, Lord of the \z) 
manor of Stowell in Gloucefterfhire, which he purchafed Family of 
from the Earl of Strafford, where he had a pleafant feat p, ^P'^'^ 
with a park, and was a perfon much beloved in his coun- ^ ^ 
try. He made a confiderable figure in the Houfe of Com- 
mons, during the reigns of K. William and Q^ Anne, as 
member for the county and city of Gloucefter, and for the 
boroughs of Cirencefter and Bodmyn. — In the former reigri 
lie was Vice-Chamberlain to Q^ Mary; was fworn of the 
privy council to Q^ Anne 2i April 1702 ; appointed 3 No- 
vember 1704 one of the governors of her Majefty^s boun- 
ty for the augmentation of the maintenance of the poor 
clergy ; was fworn 15 May 1708 joint clerk with Edward 
Southwell, Efq. to the privy council of Great-Britain ; 4 
January 1702 made paymafter-general of the guards and 
garrifons, and 7 June following Vice-Admiral of the coun- 
ty of Gloucefter ; which preferments (Sir Robert Atkyns, 
in his hiftory of Gloucefterfhire obferves) he obtained noc ; ' 

hy flattery, but by freedom of fpeech in parliament ; 
"where, as a true patriot, he always fhewed his love to his 
country, particularly in oppofing a ftanding army ; and 
lignalized his great abilities in all his fpeeches, which had 
great force to perfuade within doors, and to pleafe without. 
He was a great enemy to foreigners fettling in England ; 
was indefatigable in whatever he undertook, particularly 
with refpe6l to the old Eaft India Company, whofe cauic 
he maintained till he fixed it upon as fure a foot as the 
new, even when they thought themfelves paft recovery. 
^■^He married Mary, daughter and coheir to Humfrey Bal- 
kerville of Pentryllos in Herefordfhire, Efq., widow of Sir 
Edward Morgan of Llanternam in the county of Mon- 
mouth, Bart, and dying in 1 721, had iffue a daughter Ma- 
ry, married to Sir Edmund Thomas of Wenvoe in Gla-' 
morganfhire, Bart, who died in 1723 ; and a Ton 

John How of Stowell, Efq., who on the deceafe of Sir 
R'.chard How of Compton and Wilhford, Baronet, in 

Vol. V. G ^73^*, 

8a H O W, V I s c o u N T H O W. 

1730, as before mentioned, fucceeded to thofe eftates, and 
was chofen to fupply his place in parliament for the county 
of Wilts, as he v/as again in 1734, on the calling of a 
new parliament ; was ele<5ted in April 1737 Recorder of 
Warwick ; and in confideration of his great merits, was 
. advanced to the Peerage of England 12 May 1741, by the 
title of Lord Chedworth, Haron of Ched\yorth in the 
county of Gloucefter, and took his fi^at in the Engliih 
Houfe of Peers, i December following. He married Do- 
rothy, eldefl; daughter of Henry-Frederick Thynne, Efq. 
grandfather of Thomas, Vifcount Weymouth, and died 3 
" April 1742, b)' an inflammation in his bowels, having ilTue 
fix Tons and tv/o daughters, viz. Jobn-Thynne his fuccef- 
for; Henry-Frederick, a Captain in the royal navy ; Tho- 
mas ; Charles ; James ; William ; Mary ; and Anne.-— 
John-Thynne, the eldefl: fon, and fecond Lord Chedworth 
23 September 1751 married Martha, eldefl: daughter and 
coheir to Sir Philip Parker Long of Arwarton in Suffolk, 
Bart, he was L. L. and Cuflos Rot. of the county of Glou- 
cefl:er, and confl:able of St. Brevars-cafl:le in the Foreft of 
Dean, and dying without iflue at his houfe in Curzon- 
flreet, London, 10 May 1762, was fucceeded in the title 
by his brother *, fince which period the title became ex- 

(3) Charles of Gritworth in the county of Northampton, 
born in 1661, whofe only daughter was the firft wife of 
Peter Bathurft of Clarendon-Park in Wiltfliire, Efq. next 
brother to Allen, Lord Barhurfl:. 

(4) Emanuel-Scrope, who was groom of the bedchamber to 
K. William, and received a grant from his Majefl:y of the 

' Lieutenancy of Aiice-Holt and Woolmer Forefl:s in the 

county of Southampton in reverfion, after the term of Co- 
lonel William Legge's interefl-, for 45 years, the remainder 
ol: which term he purchafed 5 and i November 1695 was 
made Colonel of a reri-iincnt ot foot ; a BriQ;adier-General 
9 r-vlarch 1703 ; a Major-General, 1 March 1706; mem- 
ber of parliament for Morpeth in 1701 ; in 1702 appoint- 
ed hv'} commiinoner of the Prizes ; and in 1707 lent her 
Majefly's envoy-extraordinary to the mofl: ferene houfe of 
Brunfwick-Lunenburg, now feated on the throne of thefe 
kingdoms. — His wife was Ruperta, natural daughter (by 
Mrs. Margaret Hughes) of Prince Rupert, Count Palatine 
of the P^hine, Duke of Bavaria and Cumberland, Earl of 


' Colhiis's Edit. 1754, V. loS. 

HOW, V I s c u jj IT HOW. 8j" 

HoldernefTe, and Knight of the Garter, third fon of Fre- 
derick, King of Brhemia and EHzabeth of Great-Britain, 
eldefl: da^jgh'cer of K. James 1. ; and deceafing 26 Septem- 
ber 1709, had three lens, WilHam, who 11 Odober 
1753 married Mifs Blake of Epping ' ; Emanuel ; James ; 
and a daughter Sophia, appointed in February 1714 maid 
of ho.nour to Carohne, iMncc^fs of Wales ; and 'died 4 
April 1726. 

Dau^:hter Brid2:et was born in 1650, and married to Sir (i)- 
John Bennet, Knight of the Bath, created Lord Olfalllon, 
to vrhoai fhe was Iccond wife, and by him who uied in 
1688, aet. 70, and was buried in riarlin^rton- church, 
Middlefex ^, was mother of Charles, created Earl of Tan- 
kerviile ; died in July 1703, and wasburjed with her Lord 
in Harlington church, under a monument ereded to their 
memories ^. 

Annabella, born in 1654, died unmarried, and was bu- (2) 
ried In the South aile oi Langar church, in a brick vault, 
made by her father for the repofitory of his family. 

Elizabeth, married to Sir John Guife of Rencomb in (3) 
Gloucederfhire, Bait. 

Diana, born in 1659, was married to Sir Francis Moly- (4) 
neux of Teverfalt in Nottinghamlhire, Bart. 

Mary. (5) 

Sir Scrope How, the eldefl: fon, born in November SirScrope, 
1648, was educated in Chrift-church, Oxford, where 8^..^ ^ 
September 1665 he commenced A. M. He reprefented the ^^^°^^^' 
county of Nottingham in the reigns of Charles II, K. 
William and Q^ Anne ; and was one of thoie patriots, x,- ', 

who 26 June 1680 delivered a prefentment agamft the ■^^^.■ 

Duke of York to the grand jury of Middlefex, with rea- 
fons for indi6ting him for not going to church ; one of 
which was, that there had been divers letters read in both 
houfes of parliament, and at the fecret committee of both 
houfes, from feveral cardinals and others at Rome ; and 
jalfo from other popifli biffiops and agents of the Pope in 
other foreign parts, which apparently fhev/ed the great cor- 
refpondence between the Duke and the Pope ; and expref- 
fing, how the Pope could not chufe but weep for joy at the 
reading of fome of his letters, and what great fatisfadioii 
he took, to hear the Duke advanced to the cathohck reli- 
gion. That the Pope had granted Breves to the Duke ; 
fcnt him beads, ample indulgences, &cc. But the court 

G 2 of 

^ Lod^e, ^ Idem, ^ Idem, 

HOW, Viscount HOW. 

of King^s Bench hearing of this prefentment, fent for the 
jury up, and difmifTed them. 

Before the arrival of the Prince of Orange, to prevent 
the introdu6lion of popery by the Duke of York, now 
K. James, and to preferve the conftitution of England, the 
Earl of Devonfliire concerted with Sir Scrope the means for 
inviting him to England, and (upon his landing in the 
Wefl) joined the Earl at Nottingham, and united v^ith 
him in a declaration, dated 22 November 1688, of their 
i'cn(c and refolution, which was unanimoufly fubfcribed on 
this principle. '<^ We ovv'n it rebellion to refill: a King that 
*' governs by law ; but he was always accounted a tyrant 
** that made his will the law ; and to refift fuch a One^ 
«^ we juftly efteem no rebellion, but a necefTary and juft 
*^ defence." And when neceflity forced the Princefs Anne 
from London, he accompanied the Earl with a good body 
of horfe, who marched feme miles from Nottingham to 
conduQ: her thither. — In the convention-parliament he was 
one of the Knights for the county of Nottingham, and 
voted fcr fupplying the vacancy of the throne with K. Wil- 
liam and Q^ Mary ; for which hearty concurrence in the 
revolution he was 7 March 1688-9 made a groom of his 
Majefty's bed-chamber (which he held to the King's death) 
and advanced to the Peerage of Ireland by privy feal, dat- 
ed at Kenfington 3 April, and by patent at Dublin 16 May 
1 701 *, bv the titles of Baron of Clenawly and Vifcount 
How, with the creation fee of 13I. 6s. 8d. ; and her Ma- 
ieftv Q^ Anne in 17 11 appointed him comptroller of the 
excife. — In 1674 he married firfl: the Lady Anne Manners, 
fixth daughter of John, the eighth Earl of Rutland, by 
whom he had one fon John-Scrope, born 5 Odober 1675, 
who died young, and two daughters, Annabella, married 
to Mr. Goulding ; and Margaret to Captain Mugg. — His 
fecond wife was Juliana, daughter of William, Lord Al- 

/ lington, 

* The preamble. Cum 110s regia mente recolentes, quam ma- 
ture pr'^edileClus et fidelis Subditus nofter Scroopeus How de Langar 
ill Comitatu nodro Notthigham in ditto Regno noftro Anglise, Miles, 
fe illuftravit in defenfione Religionis et Libertatis Patriae fu?e, cum: 
in imminenti periculo ab Inimicis, tarn donaefticis quam foris, fe- 
cuna extiterunt ; ac etiani repetita ilia Teflimonia Fidelitatis et Li- 
geantias fuae, qu?e perfon;^ noftrje regali ac Regimini noftro continue 
et manifelte indicavit : Et ut futuris teniporibus dignofcatur, quam. 
gratiofe acceplmus base laudabilia fua Merita ac Servitia, ac Monu- 
mentum quoddam Favoris regalis nol^ri, ob Beneraerita tanta, ipfo 
Scroop How Militl et Pofteri? fuis exhibere volentes. Sciatis igitur^ 
kc. (Rot. Anno 13 Gul. III. s*. p. D. 

H O W, V I s c o u N T H O W. $5 

lington of Horfeheath in the county of Cambridge, and of 
Killard in Ireland, by his wife Juliana, daughter of Bap- 
tift Noel, Vifcount Cambden, and departing this life at 
Langar 26 January 17 12, was there buried, having iiTue 
by her, who died 10 September 1747> Emanuel-Scrope, 
his fuccefTor, and three daughters. 

Mary, appointed in 1720 maid of honour to Caroline, (i) 
Princefs of Wales, and 14 June 1725 became the third 
wife of Thomas, Earl of Pembroke, by whom fhe had no 
ifTue ; in 06tober 1735 Ihe re-married with John Mor- 
daunt, Efq. brother to Charles, Earl of Peterborough, and 
died 12 September 1749. 

Judith, married to Thomas Page of Battlefdon in Bed- (2) 
fordfliire, Efq. fecond fon of Sir Gregory Page of Green- 
wich in Kent, who was created a Baronet by K. George I. 
and had no ilTue, fhe died his widow in 1780. 

Anne, married 8 May 1728 to Colonel Charles Mor- (3) 

Sir Emanuel'Scrope, the fecond Vifcount, in 1 730 fuc- ^"^ 
ceeded Sir Richard Grubham How in the title of Baronet 5 f "'o" 
was member for the county of Nottingham in the reigns of ^ ' 
K. George I. and II. and in May 1732 being appointed Vifcount^ 
governor of Barbadoes, died there 29 March 1735, and 
his corpfe being brought to England 30 September follow- 
ing, was depofited in the family vault at Langar.— On 8 
April 1 7 19 his Lordfhip married Mary-Sophia-Charlotte, 
eldeft daughter to the Baron Kielmanfegge, made a Count 
of the Empire in October 1751 *; (he was a lady of the 
bedchamber to the Princefs of Wales, and dying 13 June 
1782 was buried at Langar : by this Lady his Lordlhip 
had iffue fix fons and four daughters, viz. 

Scrope, who died an infant. ' (l) 

Sir George-Auguffus, who fucceeded to the honour. (a} 

G 3 . . Sir 

* He was mafter of the horfe to K. George I. as Eledor of Hano- 
yer, and died 15 November 1717; and his Lady was Sophia-Char- 
lotce, daughter to Count Platen of the Empire, who was made a 
free deni2en of Ireland 9 September 1721, two days after crea- 
ted by patent (purfuant to a privy feal, bearing date at Kenhngton^ 
14 Augurt) Countefs of Leinller j and 10 April 172a Baronels vt 
Brentford, and Countefs of Darlington in England, being alfo 
Countefs of Platen and Baronefs Kielmanfegge in Germany -, and 
(he died 2d April 1725. — Lady How brougiit a confulerable eitate to 
the family; and 15 April 1719 the King granted to her and his 
Lordfnip for life, the yearly penfion of 75t.i. from Chrilhnas pre- 
cediiig, which was renewed to her da.ughter Juliana 30 April 1778 
for life. (Lodge and Penfiou Liil.) 

B6 H O W, V I s c o u N T H O W. 

(3) Sir Richard the prefent Vifcount. 

(4) John, who died I September 1769. 

(5) William, Knight of the Bath, Colonel of the Nine- 
teenth regiment of dragoons, Lieutenant-Governor of the 
Ifle of Wight, made a Lieutenant-Gencral 25 May 1772 ; 
and a member of the Britifh privy council ; being ap- 
pointed Commander in Chief of his Majefty's forces in 
North-America, he landed in that capacity at Bofton 25 May 
1775, which ftation he continued to fill till 1778, v/hen 
he obtained letters of recall. He married Frances, fourth 
daughter of the Right Hon. William Conoliy of Cape- 
town in the county of Kildare, but has no ilTue. 

(6) Thomas, who died unmarried 14 November 177 1, 
aged 41. 

(0 Daughter Caroline, married to John How of Hanfiop 

in the county of Bucks, and is deceafed. 

(2) Charlotte, I2 Auguft 1752 to Robert Fettiplace oFSwin- 
brook in the county of Oxford, and died in July 1787. 

(3) Juliana, now living ; and 

(4) Mary, married to William-Auguflus Pitt of Heckfield 
in the county of Hants, brother to George, Lord Rivers, 
Colonel of the tenth regiment of dragoons, a Lieutenant- 
general, Commander in Chief of the forces in Ireland, and 
a member of the privy council in this kingdom. 

Sir Sir George-Auguftus, the third Vifcount, in May 1 747, 

George- ^^g returned to the parliament of England for the town of 
ugu us, jsj'ottingham, and entering into the army, obtained acom- 
yifcount. pany in the firll: regiment of foot-guards i May 1749: 
he was promoted to a regiment of foot 28 September 1757, 
and afterwards commanded as a Brigadier-General under 
General Abercrombie in North-America, where he was 
killed in a fldrmiih with a party of French on the march 
towL-ds Ticonderoga 5 July ; he fell much lamented, and 
dying a bachelor was fucceeded in the honour by his 
.Sir Sir Richard, the fourth and prefent Vifcount How, who 

Richard, ^^ ^^ early period manifefted a prediledion for the nayal 
Vifcount ^^^^' ^""^ '" ^^^^ profeffion he has added new glory to the 
Britifli empire. He commanded the fquadron which 
failed from Portfmouth i June 175S, with the troops 
deftined to make a defcent upon the coaft of France 
under the command of the late Duke of Marlborough, 
•when they deftroyed above 100 fail under the can- 
non of St. Maloes, and took and deftroyed Cherbourg. 
In 1759 he commanded the Magnanime, and fhared 
in the laurels of 20 November that year. In 1765 


H O W, V I 3 C O U N T PI O W. 87 

he was appointed Trcafurer of the Navy, which office he 
refigned in 1770. In 1776 he had the command Oi' ihc 
fleet in North-America, and arrived at Haihtax with hij 
fquadron 14 July that year. In 1782 he relieved Gibraltar 
in the face of 50 fail of the hne, and afterwards repiilfed 
the combined fleets of France and Spain. — His Lordiliip is 
an Admiral of the Vv/hitc Flag, and being appointed nvtl 
Lord of the Admiralty, refigned that office in July 1788. — 
20 April 1782 his Majefl;y was pleafed to create him Vif- 
count How of Langar m the county of Nottingham, Eng- 
land 5 and in 1788 he was further advanced to the dignity 
of an Earl of Great-Britain, by the title of Earl Ho^v. 

He married 10 March 1758 Mary, daughter of Chiver- 
ton Hartopp of Welby in the county of Leicefler, j^icj. 
and has iflue three daughters, Sophia-Charlotte, born 19 
February 1762, and married 21 May 1787 to John Earl ^ 
of Altamont ; Mary-Juliana, born 17 April 1765, mar- 
ried in Auguft 1787 to Penn Afliton Curfon ofGofall in 
the county of Leicefler, Efq. ; and Louifa-Catharine, 
born 9 December 1767 '. 

Titles.] Sir Richard How^ Earl and Vifcount How, 
Baron of Clenawly, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet 22 September 1660, 12 Car. II. 
V- How, and B. of Clenawly in the county of Fermanagh 
16 May 1701, 13 Will. 111. V. How of Langar in the 
county of Nottingham, 20 April 1782, 2 2 Geo. IlL and 
E. How in 1788, 28 fame King. 

I Arms.] Topaz, a fefs between three wolves heads 
couped, diamond, 

Crest.] In a ducal coronet, topaz, a plume of five 
feathers, faphire. 

Supporters.] Two Cornifn choughs, proper, beaked 
and membered, ruby. 

Motto.] Utcunqjje Placueret Deo. ' ' 

Seat.] Langar-Caflle in the county of Nottingham . ' 
90 miles from London. . x' 

Supp. to Collins, Lodge and Colleftions. 


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21 A HIS illudrlous and far fpreading family may vye 
with, if not excel any other in Europe, for antiquity and 
dignity- The name was originally aifumed from the ma- 
nor of Hambleden, otherwife Hamilton in the hundred of 
Eaft Gofcote, the parifh of Barkby and county of Leicefter, 
the inheritance of the old Earls of Leicefter, from whofe 
grant the Hamiltons pofTelTed thofe lands, and in gratitude 
to their benefactor, bore for their coat-armour, gules , three 
cinqucfoils ermitie^ the fingle cinquefoil being the paternal 
coat of the Earls of Meullant (or, Me|lent) in Normandy ; 
and they are both placed together in St. Mary's church, 
Leicefter, which city had alfo the arms it bears from the 
family of Leicefter. 
Bernard. The defcent is authentically deduced from Bernard, near 
kinfman to Rollo, the firft Duke of Normandy, who, upon 
the deceafe of that Duke, was appointed Governor to his 
fon Duke William, furnamed De Longue Eipee (Long- 
Sword) who at baptifm changed his name to Robert, and 
governed the Dutchy during his minority.—In the Yeap 
912 he married a Lady named Sphreta de Burgundia, by 
whom he had a fon Turfus, (or Turlofus) a noble Dane, 
who gave name to the city of Turville in Normandy, and 
In 955 married Emerberga de Brigenberg, Lady of Pont- 
Audemar, and was father of TurlofF (or Turolfe) Lord of 
Pont-Audemar, in his mother's right; Vvho took to wife 
Wevia, daughter of Harfuft, a Danifti nobleman, fitl:er 
to Herfaflus, and to Gunilda (or Gunnora) fecond wife to 
Richard, the firft of- that name, Duke of Normandy, 
great-grandfather to K. William the Conqueror. By her 




^ This family hlftory has been corre6led by Douglas's Peerage of 
Scotland under the titles of Hamilton and Abercorn, from which 
nia.vy additions have been made, as alfo from the Author's CoUec-. 


he had Humfrey, furnamed Dt- Vetulis, Lord of Pont- Humfrey. 
Audemar, who by Albreda De la Haie-Aubcrie, had Roger ^o)^.^'' ^^^ 
de Bellamont (commonly called Beaumont) Lord of Pont-^^^^''''^''"'' 
Audemar, who gave name to the town of Beaumont Le 
Roger in Noimandy. — He was one of the council that per- 
fuaded the Norman Duke to invade England, in which ex- 
pedition he accompanied him, with his two Ions, and was 
afterwards a commander in the army, fent firft againft 
Qofpatric, Earl of Northumberland, and then againft Mal- 
colm in. K. of Scotland, who was forced to fubmit and do 
homage to the Conqueror. — He finillied and plentifully 
endowed the abbey of Preaux in Normandy (the founda- 
tion being laid by his father) and afterwards taking a tare- 
well of the world, became a monk therein, chuhng it for , 
his place of fepulture. ' . 

He married Adehna, daughter of Walleranus, Earl of 
Mellent, fifter and heir to Hugh, Earl of Mellcnt, and 
had two fons, Robert his fucceifor, created Earl of Lei- - 
certer ; and Henry, furnamed de Newbut-gh, a pious and 
learned man, who rebuilt and fortified the caftle of War- - 
wick, of which he had the cuftody, and was created Earl \ 
of Warwick in 1076. He married Margaret, fifter to 
Koderic, and daughter of Arnulph de Hefden, both Earls ' 

of Perche, and dying in 11 23 (23 Hen. I.) left five fons, ; 
of whom Roger the eldeft was ancellor to the Earls of j 
Warwick of that furname, who ceafed in Thomas deNew- 1 
burgh, the fixth Earl, in 1242 (26 Hen. JIL), who died . 
without iffue by his wife lilla, fecond daughter of William : 
Lc3ngue-Efpee, Earl of Salifbury, natural fon of K. Henry ' 
II. by Rofamond Clitiord. 

Robert, the eldeft fon of Roger de Bellamont, Lord of Robert, 
Pont-Audemar and Earl of Mellent, obtained that caftle i 
and honour after the deceafe of his uncle Hugh, from the ^f^^*^ 
King of France, for a fum of money j and in the decifive 
battle of Haftings commanding the right wing of the Duke 
of Normandy's army, he valiantly broke in upon the ene- 
my ; and (as Gul. Piciavienfis writes) Pralium illo die pri- ■ '■, 
mum experiensy egit quod ceternandum ejftt Laude cum Legioncy ■; 
quam in dextro Cornii duxit, vinien ac Jicrncns magna cum 
Audacia. No wonder then, that for this great lervice 

(befides his inheritance in Normandy) he obtained large 
pofleffions in England when K. William Ihared the realm 
among his followers, and gave to Robert nolefsthanpi 
Lordftiips and Manors in the counties of Warwick, Leicef- 
ter, Wilts, Northampton, and Gloucefter. — He faithfully 



adhered to K. Henry I. againft his elder brother Robert 
Curthofe, Duke of Normandy, who on that account ad- 
vanced him to the Earldom of Leicefler in the year 1103, 
and conferred on him many conliderable donations. — Hen- 
ry of Huntingdon gives him a very large character, afiirm- 
ing him to have been the wifeft of all men between England 
and jerufalem ; and by his vaft poffeffions fo powerful, 
that he made the Kings of England and France, friends 
or foes at pleafure. His works of piety were many ; among 
which, his rebuilding and endowing the church of St. Ma- 
ry at Leicefter, and placing fecular Canons therein; his 
founding a college there for a Dean and i2 Prebendaries ; 
an hofpital at Brackley in the county of Northampton ; 
and his large benefadions of the village of Arlefcote in 
Warwicklhire, the manor of Tofles in Norfolk, and the 
church and tithes of Cherlenton to the Monks of Preaux, 
are none of the leaft.— — In 1096 he married Elizabeth- 
Ifabel, daughter of Hugh, furnamed Magnus (younger fon 
of Henry I. King of France, by Anne, daughter of George, 
King of Ruflia) who became Count of Vermandois, Va- 
lois, Chamont, and Amiens, by marrying Adelheld (or 
Alice) daughter and heir to Herbert, the fourth Count of 
Vermandois (defcended in a male line from the Emperor 
Charlemaigne) by his wife Adelheld of Crefpie, daugh- 
ter and heir to Ralph, the third Count of Crefpie and Va- 
lois, who in her own right was Countefs of Valois and 
Amiens ; and he dying 2 June 1 1 1 8, was buried in the mo- 
naftery of Preaux, having ifTue three fons and feveral daugh- 
ters, of whom Adelyne was married to Hugh de Mont- 
ford ; and Elizabeth (who was concubine to K. Henry I.) 
and marrying Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Pembroke, was 
mother of Richard de Clare, furnamed Strongbow, Earl of 
Pembroke, the conqueror of Ireland for K. Henry II. and 
alfo of a daughter Bafilia, married in 11 75, to Reymond 
!e Groffe, anceftor to Fitz-Maurice, Earl of Kerry. The 
fons were 
(i) Walleran, Earl of Mellent,who fucceeded to the Norman 

Eftate, and was created by K. Stephen in 1 144, Earl of 
Worcefter ; he married Elizabeth, daughter of Simon de 
Montfort, fifter to Simon, Earl oF Eurieux, and aunt to 
Simon, Earl of Leicefter, and had Robert, \rho enjoyed 
the Earldom of Mellent only ; and by Maud, fecond 
daughter of Reginald de Dunftanville, Earl of Cornwall, 
natural fon of K. Henry I., had Peter de Beaumont, Eail 
of Mellent, who quitting the En^lilh interelf, and liding 
« ■•'- > with 








"witli the French King in 1203, was anceftor to a nume- 
rous race in France. 

Robert, furnamed Gibhofus, Le BoJJii, or Crouch-Back, a 
twin with his brother Walleran, fucceeded in the Earldom 
of Lcicellcr. 

Hugh, created Earl of Bedford by K. Stephen, on ac- 
count of his marriage with the daughter of Simon de 
Beauchamp ; but by fortifying his caftle of Bedford againll: 
that King, he was degraded, and in the end reduced to 
fuch extreme poverty, that he was ufually ftyled, the 

Robert Le BofTu, on whom the Earldom of Leicefier 
was fettled by entail, enjoyed all his father's lands in 
England ; firmly adhered to K. Henry L ; and for his 
loyalty to K. Stephen, obtained a grant of the whole coun- 
ty of Hereford, except a few Knight's fees ; yet in the 
fixteenth year of that reign, he was one of thofe nobles, 
who met Flenry, Duke of Normandy upon his arrival in 
England, and fo effedually fupported him, that thirty for- 
tified caftles, yielded to his obedience ; whereby he fo me- 
rited that Prince's efteem, that, after he liad acquired the 

crown, he made him juflice of the whole Kingdom. 

Among his many works of piety, may well be reckoned 
his gift of the manor of Dalhy in the Woulds, Leicef- 
'terihire, to the Knights Hofpitallers of St. John of Jerufa- 
lem ; with his foundation and plentiful endowment of the - 
monaftery of Nun-Eaton in Warwicklhire, for Benedictine 
Nuns, wherein his Countefs became one, and was buried. 
-— — In 1 1 19 he married Amicia (or Avicia) daughter of " 

Rudolph (Ralph) de Guader, and turning a Canon Regu- 
lar in St. Mary de Pratis, where in 1168 he was buried, 
having ferved God religioufly there for 15 years, had ifTue 
four fons and two daughters ; Robert his fucceffor ; Henry, 
GeflFrey, John ; Ifabel, married to Simon St. Liz, the fe- 
cond Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton ; and Avice, 
to William, the fecond Earl of Gloucefter, fon to Robert 
de Caen, natural fon of K. Henry L 

Robert, the third Earl of Leicefter, was furnamed De Robert, 
Blanche Mains (White Elands) and at the coronation of 
Richard I., carried one of the fwords of {late, after having 
been imprifoned at Falaife in Normandy, for efpoufing the 
caufe of Henry, the King's fon, whom he had caufed to 
be crowned in the life-time of his father, and dying at 
Duras, in Greece, on his return from Jerufalem in ii90> 
was there buried. — In 1167 he married Petronilla (Pernell) 





daughter and heir to Hugh de Grandmefnil (or Grentmaif- 
nel) Lord of Hinckley and Great Steward of England, by 
whom he and his poflerity enjoyed that Lordthip and dif- 
tinguiflied honour ; and his ilTue were three Ions and two 
daughters, viz. 

(i) Robert de Bellamont, furnamed Fitz-Pernell, as heir to 

his mother, Earl of Leicefler and great Steward of Eng- 
land, who had a grant from K. John of all Richmondfhire, 
but died Avithout ilTue in 1204, by his wife Loretta, daugh- 
' ter of William de Brechin, lord of Brechin. 

^2) Roger, eleded in 1 189, and confecrated in 1198 Bifliop 

of St. Andrews, was fome time Chancellor of Scotland, 
and dying in 1 202, was interred in the church of St. Rule. 

(3) William, furnamed de Hamilton from the place of his 

birth, founder of the illuftrious houfe of Hamilton. 

(1) Daughter Amicia was married to Simon de Montfort, 

Earl of Eurieux, after Earl of Leicefter in her right. 

f>^^ Margaret, to Seyer de Quincy, created in 1207 Earl of 

Winchefler, and by him, who died at Aeon, on his return 
from Jerufalem in 1219, had Roger de Qiiincy, Great 

:. Conftabie of Scotland in right of his firfl wife Helen, eldeft 

daughter and coheir to Alan, Earl of Galloway, who en- 
joyed that pofl, and aunt to John Baliol, declared King of 
Scotland in the year 1293. 

gjj» Sir William de Hamilton, the third fon, about the year 

William 1215, and in the reign of Alexander IL K. of Scotland, 
iianiikon. going (as is generally afTerted) into that kingdom, to vifit 
his filler the Countefs of Winchefler, there married Mary, 
the only daughter and heir of Gilbert, Earl of Strathern ; 
a lady of the iiril: rank and quality in the kingdom, but the 
frequent wars, which had fome time fublifled between Eng- 
land and Scotland, breaking out afrefh after his arrival 
there, obliged hini to return to his native country, the 
Englifh having their eflates in England confifcated on that 
account.— He had ifTue Sir Gilbert Hamilton, w^ho was the 
^■lu^ , firft of the Family that fettled in Scotland, the time of his 
removal thither being in the reign of Alexander II. ; who 
gave him a kind reception, and to" encourage his fettlement 
' ^ there, made him a confiderable grant of lands, *. — 



* It is afferted by hlfiorian?, that this Sir Gilbert left England 
about, or in the year 1323(17 Edw. II.) who deliver the occafiori 
of his departure to the following eitech Having one day in K. 
Edward's court fpoken hononrablv and with reipedft of the great 
• Swerit of Robert Bruce, then King of Scotland, John De la Spencer 
- ' ■• , (fii« 


He married in Scotland Ifabella, daughter of Sir James 
Randolph of Strathdon, and filler to Thomas, created 
"Earl of Murray in 1321, by his uncle K. Robert Bruce, 
Lord Chancellor of Scotland, and Governor of that king- 
dom in the reign of K. David JL and by her had two 
fons. Sir Walter his heir; and Sir John Hamilton ofRofs- 
Aven, founder of the family of Preftoun in the county of 
Edinburgh * and its branches, of which in the reign of 
Charles IL Sir William Hamilton was created a Baronet. 


(an officer in waiting, and a favourite of the King) thinking the 
dlfcourfe refledted on his mailer, gave him a blow, with many re- 
proachful words ; which he refented fo highly, that the next day he 
fought with, and killed him. — His friends, well knowing Spencer's 
great interell and power, and that the King would refent his death, 
advifed him to avoid his Majefiy's difpleafure by flying to Scot- 
land ; which he accordingly did, and was well received by K. Ro- 
bert •, who, to make him amends for what he had forfeited in Eng- 
land on his account, generoully rewarded him with the lands men- 
tioned in the text, then an appendage of the crown. — They add, 
that in his flight, being clofely purfued into a wood, he and his fer- 
vant changed cloaths with two wood-cutters, and taking their faw, 
were cutting through an oak tree, when the purfuers paiied by ; and 
that perceiving his fervant to take notice of them, he haflily called 
to him. Through-, which word, with the oak and faw thro' it 
he took for his Motto and Creji, In memory of that his happy deli- 
verance. — He is alfo faid to have been a very brave man, which he 
made appear on many occafions, particularly in the decifive battle 
of Bannockburn 25 July 13 14, wherein his valour and condudl: were 
fo eminent, that he was knighted in the field, and had other lands 
given him. 

This relation may be very true, but (we prefume) cannot apper- 
tain to Sir Gilbert, for thefe reafons. His father Sir William in the 
y-ear 1215 went into Scotland and married, from which time to Sir 
Gilbert's fuppofed flight there in 1323, is 108 years, which, gene- 
rally fpeaking, Is too long a term for a fon to fiirvlve a father's mar- 
riage : But fuppofe he was not born 'till ten years after, which 
would be in 1225, he would, at the time of K. Robert's afcending 
the throne of Scotland In 1306, have been 81 years old, and at the 
time of his flight thither, 98, which will readily be allowed too 
great an age for a man to fight a duel, and fly from his profecutors 
by a journey of about 300 miles. But what appears more conclu- 
five is, what will be related in the text of his fon and fuccelfor Sir 
Walter, who probably was the perfon that killed Spencer, and fled 
to Scotland (where his fettlenaent then was) and received a grant 
of lands from K. Robert in 1324, the year after that event, 

* This branch of the family differenced their coat-armour 
from the principal ftock, by bearing the cinqucfoih^ argent^ 'within 
a bordure of the fame, as a note of cadency; and foine of them 
gave the bordure compony^ argent and fable : And as the family of 
Hamilton increafed, and became feated in. different parts of the 
kingdom, they diftinguifhed their refpeftive families by altering 
their arms. 



^ Sir Sir Walter Hamilton, the eldefl fon, was a witnefs to 

vv alter, f^yeral charters, granting lands to the Monaftery of Paifley^ 
about the end of K. Alexander Hi. reign ; as alfo to the 
confirmation grant of the privilege of filhmg for herrings, 
&c. to that fraternity, by James, great fie ward of Scot- 
land in 1294. He is likewife one of the fubfcribers of the 
Ragman-Roll in 1296, where he writes himfelf Walter 
Fitz-Gilbert de Hamilton. — He was a perion of diftia- 
guiflied eminence ; had feveral military commands in the 
fervice of K. Robert Bruce, which he executed with fuc- 
cefs, and 9 of that reign was rewarded with a grant of the 
barony of Machanifiire in the county of Lan/^rk ; the 
King alfo bellowing on him in 1324 the barony of Cadzow, 
now called Hamilton, in the (hire of Lanerk, alfo the 
lands and baronies of Kinniel, Larbor, Audcathie, and 
feveral others in the fhire of Linlithgow ; together with 
thofe of Kirkinder, Kirkowen, &c. in the ihire of Wigton. 
— He married Mary, daughter of Adam Lord Gordon, 
^ and had iffue two fons, David, and John, whofe fon (or 

grandfon) John marrying Elizabeth, Daughter of 

I Stewart of Cruxtoun, with her had the lands of 
Ballincrief in Weft-Lothian ; and the family after- 
wards matching with the daughter and heir to Sir Roger 
Digley of Innerwieck, that barony became their inheri- 
tance : And from this branch defcended Sir Thomas Ha- 
milton of Byres, whofe fon Sir Thomas was feated at 
Prieftfield, and by Elizabeth, daughter of James Heriott 
of Trabrown, was the father of Thomas, appointed by 
K. James VI. a fenator of the college of Juftice ; Lord 
Advocate, Lord Regifter, Secretary of State, Lord Preli- 
dent of the Seflion, Lord Privy Seal, created Baron of 
Binney and Byres 30 November 1613 ; Earl of Hadding- 
toun 20 March 1619, and died 29 May 1637. 
Sir David. ^ir David Hamilton, the eldeft fon ferved K. David IL 
* in his wars with England, and was one of his Majefty's 
brave attendants at the battle of Durham in 1346, when 
being taken prifoner with his mafter, he was delivered in- 
to the cuftody of William Zouch, Archbilliop of York, but 
was foon releafed by paying a confiderable ranfom. — 27 De- 
cember 1368 K. David Bruce confirmed the charter of K- 
Robert. — In 1370 he fat in the parliament, when Robert 
II. nephew to K. David II. (who died childlefs) the fon of 
his filler Margery, by Walter, Lord High Stewart of 
Scotland, was acknowledged to be the undoubted heir to 
the crown : Alfo, in 1373 (4 Rob. II.) being fummoned 
to parliament, he appended hisfealto the ad, recognizing 


HAMILTON, Viscount STRABANE. . 95 

that King's title to tlie crown, and fettling the fucccflion to 
it upon his legitimate cliildren by his two Qiicens, viz. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of A'crcorn, and 
Euphemia, daughter of Hugh, Earl of koIs. — He gave 
to the cathedral churcii ofGlalgow an annuity of ten marcs 
ftsrliiig, iffuing out of the barony of Kinneil, for the ce- 
lebration of divine fervice at the altar of the Virgin Mary, 
for the health of the foul of the late K. Roben, the profpe- 
rity of K. David, for his own foul, and thofe of all his pre- 
decelTors, and fucceffors for ever. — He married Margaret, 
daughter cf Sir Walter Lellie, fiarl of iiols, by Euphe- 
mia, Ccur.tefs of Rofs, daughter and heir to Earl William, 
fon of Earl Hu^h, and grandfon of Earl William by Ma- 
tilda, iiiler of K. Robert J. and deceafing in 1374, had 
iffue two fons. Sir David, his fuccefTor at Hamilton ; 
and V/alter, anceflior to the families of Cambud^eneth, 
(commonly called Camfkeith) in the fhire of Air, of 
Sanghar, and its cadets. 

Sir David ELamilton was knighted by K. Robert II. and Sir David, 
upon his father's death fummoned to parliament, having 
alfo been in the battle of Durham, and in 1377 (7 Rob. II.) 
had a grant of the lands of Bothwellmure in Lanerkfhire ; 
and llkewife augmented his eftate by his wife Janet or 
Johanna, daughter of Sir William Keith, in the (lierifF- 
dom of Ayr, Marefchal of Scotland, by whqm he had 
one daughter Elizabeth, married in 1343 to Sir Alexander 
Frafier, Thane of Cowie and Dores, from whom defcends 
the Lord Saiton, the fecond Baron of Scotland, and five 
fons, viz. - 

John, his fuccefTor. (i) 

Sir William, anceftor to the Kamlltons of Bathgate In (2) 
the fhire of Linlithgow. 

Andrew, progenitor to the families of Bruntwood and (3) 
Udftoun, v^'hence branched thofe of Burncleugh, Rof-^ 
chaugh, Pancatland, Bangour, and Wifhaw ; the prin- 
cipal whereof were Sir Archibald Hamilton of Rofe-Hall, 
created a Baronet 10 April 1703 ; and Sir James Hamilton 
of Broomhill, whofe loyal Tervices to K. Charles I. were 
rev^arded in 1648, with the title of Baron of Bell- 

George, who gave rife to the family of Boreland in Air- (4) 

David, who acquired a fair eflate by his marriage with a (^) 
coheir cf the family of Galbraith in the county of Stirling, 



he died before 1395, and was fucceeded by his eldefl fon> 
from whom defcended the Hamiltons of Bardowie. 
Sir John. Sir John Hamilton, Lord of Cadzow, the elded fon 
lived in the reign of Robert III. he had been taken pri-- 
foner at fea by the Englifh, but obtained an order from K. 
Richard, 28 06tober 1398, to be fet at liberty, and in 
1388 married Jacoba (Janet) daughter of Sir James 
Douglas, Lord of Dalkeith, anceftor to the Earl of Mor- 
ton, by whom he had three Tons, Sir James his heir ; 
David, from whom fprang the families of Dalferf, Black-^ 
burn, Olerfhaw, Ladyland, Greene, and others ; and 
Thomas, progenitor to the houfe of Raploch, from which 
ifliied thofe of Torrence, Darnagaber, Stanhoufe, Wood- 
hall, Aikenhead, Dechmont, Barnfhill, and many other 
families in Scotland, with feveral flourifhing branches in ; 
Ireland, of which the Earl of Clanbraflil is chief. 
James, Sir James Hamilton of Cadzow, was fent into Eng- 
^ land in 1423, as one of the hoflages for the payment o^ 
*j -^^ 40,000 marcs, for the ranfom of K. James I. (an evi- 
' dence that he was then confidered as one of the mod confi- 
derable Barons of Scotland) which King failing along the 
Englifh coaft, in his voyage to France eighteen years be- 
fore, whither his father K. Robert III. was fending him,- 
to avoid the cvildefigns of his uncle the Duke of Albany, 
•who was endeavouring to fettle the crown on his own 
pofterity ; and being fea-fick, was forced to land in Eng- 
land ; which he had no fooner done, than he was arrefled 
and carried to K. Henry IV. who committed him to the 
tower, which occafioned the death of his father 15 AuguH: 
1406. He arrived at Edinburgh from his confinement 20 
A4arch 1423, foon after which he knighted Sir James 
Hamilton, and called him into his privy council. 

In the eighth year of the reign of James II., 1445, 
(when the conflitutions of parliament were new modelled 
into the form they fubfided in, until the union with Eng- 
land in 1707) he was entered among the Lords, all his 
lands being ere(Sted into the lordfhip of Hamilton. — In 
1449 he was joined in commifTion with John,bilhopof Glaf- 
<^ow ; Andrew, Abbot of Melrofs ; Alexander de Livingf- 
towne of Calendar, Julticiaryof Scotland ; Patrick Cock- 
burn, Provoft of Edinburgh; and Peter Young, Dean of 
Dunkeld, to treat with the Englilli about a peace ; when 
a truce being concluded on 8 September, he had from thal^ 
time, to the year 1454, a fafe conduct to go into England 
every year, about affairs of the greatell importance. — In 



the Earl of Douglas's rebellion, he and the Earl of Angus 
being fent to oppofe him, entirely routed his forces in 
1455, ^^ eonfideration of which fervice he was rewarded 
Tvith the baronies of Drumfargard and Carmonock, and 
with the heritable Sheriffalty of the county of Lanark, then . 
in the crown, bv the forfeiture of the faid Earl of Dousjlas. 
—In 145 1 he founded and endowed the collegiate church 
of Hamilton, and went to Rome to procure the Pope's 
bull of ratification, having a fafe condu6l from Henry VI. 
to pafs through England : He was alfo a benefaclor to the 
univeility of Glafgow 14 January 14595 then founded by 
biflioo TurnbuU ; and having attained a srood old a2:c, 
died in 1460. 

He married firfl: Janet, daughter of Sir Alexander Living- 
fton of Calendar, anceftor to the Earl ot Linlithgow, by 
whom he had four fons ; James, his fuccelTor ; Andrew, 
firft of the family of Silverton-Hill in the (hire of Lanark, > 
from whom Lord Belhaven is defcended ; Gawen, Provoll 
of the collegiate church of Bothwell, and founder of the 
family of Orbiflon, from which branched the Hamiltons of 
Dabhell Haigs (whereof Alexander was advanced to the de- 
gree of a baronet 11 February 1670, which is now extin61) : 
Kilbrachmont, Dalziel, Monkland, Bothwellhaugh, Park- 
head, and Barr : And John the youngefl being feated at 
Whiftleberry in Lanarklhire, his pofterity flill fubfifts there. 

' i-His fecond wife was Euphemia, daughter of Patrick 

Graham, Earl of Strathern, fifter to Malife^ Earl of Mon- 
teith, great-grandchild to K. Robert II. both by father and 
mother, and widow of Archibald Earl of Douglas, and 
Duke of Turenne in France ; by her he had one Ion, Sir 
John Hamilton of Shawfield in the county of Lanark ; 
and two daughters, Mary, married to Sir William Keitli, 
created by K- James II. Earl Maridial ; and Elizabeth, to 
David Lindfay, the fourth Earl of Crawfurd, created Duke 
of Montrofe, for life, by K. James III. being mafter ot hj> 
houfehold and chamberlain, by whom ilie had one fon John,- 
killed 9 September 1513, at the battle of Flowden-Field, 
without idue. 

James, the fecond Lord Hamilton, was a perfon of re- tames, 

markable courage and condu6t, which he frequently mani- 

felled, particularly at Abercorn, and was in high efieem 

with K. James III. He was made a privy counfcllor in 

I 1440, and fo continued till he entered into that memorable 

I league with the Earls of Dou2;las, Roi's, Crawfurd, and 

i Murray, wherein they mutually fwore never to delert one 

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another ; that injuries done to one fhould be deemed as of- 
fered to all ; and that they would fpend their lives and 
fortunes in the vindication and defence of each other: 
But no fooner did he perceive their violent purpofes againfl: 
the King, than he quitted them and returned to his duty, 
•whereupon enfued the ruin of Earl Douglas, who pcrfifted 
in the rebellion. — In 1461 he was appointed one ol" the 
ambaiTadors to treat of a peace with England j and in 
147 1 his lordihip and the other ambafladors, with 4^0 
perfons in their retinue, had a fafe condu6t to meet the 
Lord Howard and other commilfioners in England, to 
treat of a league of amity : Alfo, 6 March 1472, he was 
commillioned with William Bilhop of Aberdeen, David 
Earl of Crawfurd, John Lord Darnley, and Archibald 
Whitelaw Secretary of State, to treat about a lafting 
peace, which was concluded 28 September 1473, ^^ Aln- 
^vycke in Northumberland.- — In confideration of his ex- 
cellent qualities, and in recompence of his eminent fervices, 
K. James III. was pleafed in 1474 to give him in marriage 
liis eldeft iifler Mary, then the widow of Thomas Boydc 
Earl of Arran (who died in exile at Antwerp in 1471) to 
which princefs he was married by confentof parliament iix 
1474, and dying 6 November 1479, left one fon James, 
and one daughter Elizabeth, married to Matthew Stewart, 
Earl of Lenox, great-grandmother by him of Henry, Lord 
Darnley, Duke of Albany, who 28 July 1564 being mar- 
ried to Mary Q^ of Scots, had a fon James, born 19 June 
1565, who was the firfl: King of the whole lilnnd of Great- 
Britain, by the name of James VI. of Scotland and I. of 
James James, the third Lord Hamilton, being endowed with 
I all the great qualities fuitahle to his birth, early dilHn- 
Ear! of guilhed himfelf in the reign of James IV. by whom, 
wlien very young", he was called into the privy council, 
and in 1502 fent into En^^land, to negociate a marriae:c 
l>ct\veen his majefty and the princefs Margaret eldeft 
daughter of Henry VII. which having concluded in 1503, 
he folemnized the nuptials with great magnificence ; of 
which good fervice and great expence the King was fo 
fenfible, that he bellowed on him the Ifland of Arran, and 
created him Earl thereof by patent * dated 10 Auguft 




inipendendo, ac pro 





1503, with a commlffion of Judiciary within the faid if- 

land Being a man of great prudence, and courage, he 

was fent the year following commander of 3000 men in 
aid of Chriftian 11- King of Denmark, againft the city 
and territory of Lubeck, whom with great condu£l and 
fuccefs, he brought to fubmit to ihat King's conditions. 
He was afterwards made Admiral of Scotland ; and in 
15 1 2 fent into France at the head of 4000 men, to the 
afliflance of Lewis XIL for his fervices to whom he was 
rewarded with the honour of a Knight of the order of St. 
Michael, and an annual penfion of 12000 li-vres for life. 
But K. James IV. being killed m the battle of Flowden 9 
SepteiWbcr 15 13, whilll: his Lorddiip wa^ in France, he 
returned home, and ftood fair to have been elesSicd Re'^cnt, 
many giving their voices for him., in repeat of his near- 
nefs in blood, his love for peace, and fufficiency for fuch a, 
change ; but he generoufly yielded his pretcnfions to his 
coufin-german John Stewart, Duke of Al.Sany, fon of 
Duke Alexander, and brother to K. James III. and waa 
himfelf made captain and governor of Edinburgh caflle. 
Alfo, on the faid Duke's voyage to France to renew the 
ancient league, which had inviolably fubfiiled for fome 
centuries between the two kingdoms, he was appointed in 
15 1 7 one of the fix guardians of the realm, with the Earls 
of Angus, Huntley, Argyle, and the Archbiihops of St. 
Andrew and Glafgow, who were to rule alternately : And 
the Earl of Arran was unanimoufly chofen by them their 
Primus and Warden of the Marches; thus the v/hole au- 
thority devolvmg on his Lordfhip, he continued fole 
Regent during the Duke's abfcnce, and in that interval 
concluded a peace with England; fupprefTed fcveral infur- 
re6i:ions ; preferved regularity upon the borders ; reilored 
peace and quiet to the whole country; and difcharged 
his high office to fuch univerfal fatisfa6lion, that upon the 
Duke's fecond voyage into France, he was again conflitut- 
I H2 " ed 

fuis magnis Laboribus et expenfi..^, facTis et fuflentatis pro nofiro et 
Regni noftri hoiiore, ten:!pore contractus Ma^^)monii noflri in facie foleninizati apud noftruni Monafleriuni (anclx Crucis prope 
Edinburg ; ac cuna Avifamento et Confeiifu noftri Confilii ac trium 
Regni nollri Statuum, pro tempore prredi6to mature avifatos, et ex 
no'tra exp:eil:i Scientia ac proprio raotu dediife, concefTiire, et hac 
pr;cfenti Ciiarta nolira confirmaire eideni Jacobo, Domino Hamilton, 
totum et integrum Coiuitatuin de Arran, jacentem ia \ice-Comi- 
itatu de Eute, ^-c. 


cd Regent, and obtained a general approbation of hl5 
faithful execution thereof. 

He married firft Beatrix, third daughter of John, the 
firtl: Lord Drummond (by EHzabeth, daughter of Da- 
vid, Duke of Montrofe, by Elizabeth daughter of James 
the firft Lord Hamilton, as before-mentioned) by whom 
he had an only child Margaret, wife to Andrew Stewart^ 
Lord Evandale and Ochiltree. — His fecond wife was Janet, 
(or Elizabeth) fifter to Alexander the firft Lord Home, 
Lord High Chamberlain of Scotland, but her former hu!- 
band Sir Thomas Hay proving to be alive, he was, at his 
own fpecial inftance, in 15 13 divorced from her by a court 
of delegates, and enabled to marry again ; whereujion he 
took to his third wife Janet, dauo;hter of Sir David Beaton 
of Creichton in the county of Fife, Comptroller of Scot- 
land in the reign of James IV. widow of Sir Robert Liv- 
ingilon of liafter-Wemys , and departing this life in 1530, 
had iffue by her two fons and two daughters, James, his 
fuccefibr ; Sir John Hamilton of Clydfdale ; Helen, who 
was the firit wife of Archibald, the fourth Earl of Argyle ; 
and Jane, the firfl: wife of Alexander the fifth Earl of 
James, James, the fecond Earl of Arran, a perfon of fmgular 
2 prudence and integrity, was in 1536, though very young, 
^'^^ one of the attendants on K. James V. (by fpecial appoint- 
ment) in his voyage to France, where on i January he 
•married Msigdalene eldell daughter of K. Francis L but 
that Queen dying 7 July following, the King i2 June 
1538 married the Lady Mary of Lorrain, daughter of 
Rene, and (ifter of Francis, Duke of Guife, and reli<5l of 
Lewis, Duke of Longueville ; by whom having a fon born 
the cnfuing year, Lord Arran had the honour to be his ?| 

godfather- — Fie was very forward and a6.ive in fup- 

prelTjng the incurlions of the Englifh upon the borders, ,j 
and had the command of that body oi* troops. Tent to | 
defend the Eall-border ; where he foon heard the mor- ] 
tifying news of the lofs of the army at Solway, and ■ 
not long after of the King's death, in his cadle of Falk- 
( land 14 December 1542 : Upon which event his Lord- 

fhip, by the unanimous confent of parliament, was cho- 
fen Prolefitor to Q^ Mary, then only fix days old, and , 
Governor of Scotland, which w^as folemniy ratified by | 
:^ an act of the three eilates, bearing date 13 March 1542-3,' 

in which he was declared fecond perfon of the realm, and' 
ncareii to fucceed to the crown on failure of the Qii^ieen and 

HAMILTON, Viscount STRABA.NE. loi 

lier iffue ; and in that cafe to be rightful and undoubted 
King of Scotland ; being further declared therein rightful 
tutor to the Queen, and governor of the kingdom, 
until (he arrived to perfed age ; and all the fubje<5i:i 
were required to acknowledge and ob^y him, as fole 
cegent, in all things belonging to his office. — This a6t was 
cngrolied on a (kin of parchment, and the great feal, with 
thofe of the Nobility, Prelates, and Burghs appended 
thereto, and it is now in the cuftody of his Grace of Ha- 

His Lordihip, foon after this appointment, entered into 
a treaty with England concerning a peace, and alfo a 
match between the infant Queen and Edward, Prince of 
Wales, fon to Henry VIII. both which were agreed to, 
I and ratified (on the part of Scotland) by a great majority 
in the parliament, which met at Edinburgh in Augufl 
1543. But the Earls of Huntley, Arg\le, Montrofe, 
Bothwell, Monteith, and Lord Fleming with many other 
"Worthy Scots oppofed it, and entered into a moff folemn af- 
, fociation, whereby they bound and obliged themlelves, 
with all their power, and at the hazard of their lives and 
j fortunes, to oppofe and obf!:ru6i: the marriage, and the con- 
[ fequential union with England ; after the treaty was con- 
! eluded on, K. Henry VIII. refufed to ratify it on the 
terms before agreed to, and made feveral additional de- 
mands, which being too exorbitant for the governor to 
I comply with, that King caufed his officers to fcize feveral 
Scots fhips, v/hich, upon the faith of the treaty, had failed 
to England with Fre?icb and Scots goods ; the governor 
liighly refented this breach of articles, and in December 
1543 he called a parliament, V\Aherein (the 11) it was de- 
'clared, that the King of England had broken and violated ' 
-the treaty, and therefore it was not to be kept on the part 
of Scotland by law, equity, or juft reafon, but thencefor- 
ward to be null and void. 

Upon this the war broke out again, and the governor 
not only moft gallantly defeated the Lord Evers at Ancruni 
in Teviotdale, but being joined by Monfieur de Lerges, 
Count of Montgomery, with 3500 French auxiliaries, 
marched towards England in fearch of the Earl of Hert- 
ford, who, to retrieve the former lofs, had entered Scot- 
land, and laid wafi;e a great part of the Merfe and Teviot- . 
dale ; but retired upon the governor's approach, who in 
iiis turn invaded England, ravaged the country, and re- 
turned v/ith the glory of having defeated one army, and 

H 3 givca 


given chace to another, in one campaign : at which time 
K. Francis I. feiit him the enfigns of the order ot St. Mi- 
chael—But in 1547 the Scots being worded by the Duke 
of Somerfet at Pinky-Cleugh 10 September, with the lofs 
of 8000 killed in the field, that nation had recourfe to the 
French King, with whom the governor fet on foot a treaty 
of marriage between the Queen and Francis the Dauphin, 
fon of K. Henry II. In May 1549 ^^^^^ King created his 
Lordfhip, Duke of Chatelherault, and for the fupport of 
the honour, afligned to him and his heirs for ever lands of 
30,000 livres a year, in confideration of his endeavour to 
accompliili the i"aid match ; which taking effecl, her Ma- 
jefty was fent into France, and bis right of fucceflion to 
the crown of Scotland acknowledged and recognized by 
the French King, the Dauphin, and the young Queen. 

He continued Governor of Scotland to the year 1555, 
when the Queen being of fufficicnt age, chofe her own 
guardians ; by whofe advice fhe named her mother to be 
regent during her abfence, to whom the Earl of Arran rea- 
dily refigned that great pofl: in full parliament, and laid 
• down an employment, which he had held to the general 

fatisfa(!^ion of the kingdom, and efteem of all foreign 
princes, who knew his deportment, for the fpace of twelve 
years. After he had thus diverted himfelf of all authority, 
his conduct during his adminiftration was folemnly and 
tmanimoufly approved by the parliament, and he was again 
declared prefum.ptive heir to the crown, on the failure of 
Q^ Mary and her ifTije, and a very ample teftimony giveri 
Tiim of the good fervices he had done his country ; the a6t 
fetting forth, *' That he, by his great labours, vehement 
expences, and daily danger of himfelf, his kin and 
friends, had relieved their foverelgn's moil: noble perfon 
*' from the cruel purfuits of the King and Council of Engr 
" land ; and had left free the heal realm and dominions of 
*^ his faid fovereign Lady, without any part thereof with- 
*' holden by her Highnefs's old enemies of England, not- 
" withflanding the afli-lance given them by feveral of the 
*' fubjeasof Scotland." 

The Queen, on her return to Scotland in 1561, makr 
ing choice of a new privy council (all, or moft of whom 
•were Proteftants) he was appointed a member thereof ; and 
in 1566 her Majefty fent him to take care of her interefts 
in France, where he continued to do all the fervice he 
could, conlillent with his honour and the Froteftant caufe, to 
the year 1569, when the Queen being compelled to reiign 



HAMILTON, Viscount STRABANE. ioj' 

the government to her fon, (he fent for him to head her 
party. He very zealoufiy afferted her caure, and ufed his 
utmoft endeavours to remove the Earl of Murrav, then re- 
gent from his ufurped authority, and reftore her to the 
cxercife of her regal power, in order to fecure the peace 
of the country : And to that end having a commiflion 
from her, he raifed what forces he could ; but finding no 
hopes of afliflance either from England or France, he en- 
deavoured to accommodate all differences. The regent 
agreed to his propofals, and articles were entered into, by 
which the DuLc and his friends were to meet him at Edin^ 
burgh lO April 1569, in peace and fafety, to confult and 
conclude on terms cf accommodation ; but when they 
were met, the regent, drawing out a paper, aikcd the 
Duke, if he would inifantly iubfcribe an acknowledgement 
of the young King's authority, or not ? To v/hich he re- 
plied, " Tf^at he and his friends had laid down their arms 
^' conditionally, nor could he think himfeli or them oblig- 
" ed to fubfcribe their allegiance to the King, unlcfs, ac- 
" cording to thefe conditions, the regent at tne fame time 
'' fhould grant v*^hat might be reafonably demanded in bc- 
*' half of the diffreffed Queen ; and therefore hoped he 
" v/ould not proceed to a6ts of force and fraud too, fince 
not only he and his friends, but their hoilages likewife 
* were in his hands ; dcfiring him to remember, that 
*^ they had religioully obfervcd every article of the late 
*^ treaty, and had come fecure and unarmed, as to a ,' 
** friend, firmly relying on his honour, and thofe allur- 
^' ances of fafety he had given thern, in the mod folemn 
*' mar. :r, under his own hand. '^ To this reaionftrance 
the regent made no reply; but, againil all the laws of ho- 
nour, and contrary to the ifipulation, lent his Grace pri- 
foner to Edinburgh-caftle, v/here he was ciofely confined 
until the regent's death 23 January 1570, who was (hot 
through the belly Avith a Imgle ball at Linlithgow, by 
James Hamilton of Bothwell-Haugh, in revenge for an 
inhuman aft of violence done to his wife, v/ho m a cold 
v/inter's night had been ftripped naked, and driven cut of 
her houfe into the open fields, by v.'hich treatment ihc was 
frightened into fits, and foon after died.-^His loyalty to Q_, 
Mary in the time of her greatclf diilrefs was frequently ac- 
knowledged by her Majefty, who conllantly called him, 
father (as her ion did his fon) and for which he undervv^ent 
many iufferings during the courie of the civil war. In 
1571, with his fens, in a parliament: called at Stirlina: by 


104 HAMILTON, Viscount STRABANli. 

Matthew Stewart, Earl of Lenox, regent and grandfathcF 
to the young King, (who had hurnt his caflie and town of 
Hamilton) he was declared a rebel, and his eftate forfeited ; 
but by the treaty of Perth, which was confirmed by parli- 
ament at Edinhurgh in 1573, they were reftored to their 
eftates and honours. After which, the Dake, who had 
retired to France, returned home, and being very aged, 
.and infirm by his many fatigues, paffed the remainder of 
his days in retirement at his Palace of Hamilton, where 
22 January 1575 he bid adieu to the world. 

By this account it is evident, he v;as a perfon of great 
juflice and candour, and in all his anions confuited the 
publick good ; which gave occafion to Archbifnop Spotf- 
■wood, in his hiftory of the church of Scotlar.d, to fay, 
*' That in his court there was nothing feen, that the fever- 
*^ eft eye could cenfure or reprove ; in the pablic govern- 
*' ment fuch a moderation was kept, as no man was heard 
to complain ; the governor was reverently obeyed, and 
held in as great refpe6i:, as any Kings of preceding 
times ; he was a nobleman well inclined ; open and 
plain, and without all dillimulation ; and though he 
met with great troubles, yet, by the goodnefs of God, • 1 
who doth always favour the innocent and honeft-mind- 
ed, he went through all, and died honourably and in 



^ • ** peace."— He married Lady Margaret Douglas, eldcfl 

daughter of James, the fourth Earl of Morton (by Catha- 
rine his wife, natural daup;hter of K. James IV.) and had 
i fTue four fons, and four daujrhters, viz. 
^lU James, the third Rail of Arran, who gave earlv proofs 

jame&, ^c jrij^eritins; the virtues of his anceflors in an em r.--nt de- 
Earl. gf"^"? ''^"ct bv Henry II. of France in 1555 was made Cap- 
tain of his life-guard, Vvith a peniion of 2000 pifloles to 
fupport tiie dignity of his ofnce. But he became defe6tive 
in his underilanding, and thereupon retired from the 
"world, dying without ilTue in 1609. 
(2) John, the fourth Earl of Arran, born in 1532, privy- 

John, counfellor to K. James VI. captain of Dumbarton-caftle; 
\j. ^ in 1 541 was appointed commendator of Arbroath-abbey, 
of^^ ^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ richeft benefices in Scotland (whofe lands 
Hamilton, "^vere erected into a temporal barony, in favour of his 
fon, 5 May 1608) ; appointed, with full confent of the 
privy council, ambaflador extraordinary to accomplilh the 
marriage between the King and Princefs Anne of Den- , 
mark, which he declined on account of his great age ; fo 
that the King going in perfon, his Majell:y conftituted him \ 



•lieutenant of the fouth of Scotland during his abfence, and 
created him Marquefs of Hamilton 19 April 1599, being 
the firfl: in Scotland, who ever bore that dignity ; and hav- 
ing lived to an advanced age, died i2 Apn! 1604, in the 
higheft favour with Prince and people, and was interred 
among his anceftors in the collegiate church of Hamil- 

He married Margaret, daughter of John Lyon, the James, 
ninth Lord Glammis anceftor to the Karl ot Strathmore, ^ 
widow of Gilbert Kennedy, Earl of Caffilis, and had one ^^'^^^^'> 
fon James, and one daughter Margaret, married to John, 
Lord Maxwell, ancellor to the Earl of Nithidale.— James, 
the fecond Marquefs of Hamilton, born 19 June 1589, 
was created 16 June 161 9 Baron of Innerdale in Cumber- 
land and Earl of Cambridge, which honours were limited 
to his ifTae male ; fworn of the privy council ; appointed 4 
March following a gentleman ot his Majefty's bedchamber 
and Lord Steward of his Houlhold; conil:ituted Lord High 
CommiiTioner to the parliament, which began 25 July 
1621 ; inilalled a Knight of the Garter at Windfor 7 July 
1623 j and died on Aihwednefday (2 March) 1624-5 to 
the great grief of the King, who upon his death, and thai 
of the Duke of Lenox 16 February before, prophetically 
apprehended his own, (which happened 27 March enfu- 
jng) faying, that as ths branches ivere now cut chzvji, the 
root would quickly decay. His lady was Anne Cunning- 
ham, daughter of James, Earl of Glencairn, and his 
iffue were three fons and three daughters, viz, James, 
and Vv^illiam, both Dukes of Ham.ilton ; John, who died 
young j Lady iVnne married to Hugh, Earl of Eglington ; ■ ' 
Lad) Margaret, to John, Earl of Crawfurd, and Lady 
Mary, the hrft wife of James, Earl of Queenfbury. 

James, the third Marquefs, was born at Hamilton 19 James, 
June 1606, and when 14 years of age, fent for to court, • 
and married to the Lady Mary Fielding, daughter of ^^^^' 
William Earl of Denbigh ; was created Duke of Hamil- 
ton 12 April 1643, and was beheaded for his loyalty to K. 
Charles L on 9 March 1648, having ifTue by his Lady, 
who died in 1638, three fons and three daughters j Charles, 


"* When fentence of death was pafled upon his royal miftrefs in 
England, fhe pulled a ring off her finger, and ordered one of hep 
fervants ro deliver it to her coufin Lord John Hamilton, as a token 
of the juft renfe fhe had of his conitant fidelity and fufferings for 
her interelt, which ring is iViU prefcrved in the Duke's family.— - 
;(Douglas. p.332.) 


James, and Wiiliam, who all died young ; as did Mary 
the eldell daughter ; but Anne the fecond after the death 
of her uncle, became Dutchefs of Hamilton ; and Sufanna 
the youngeil \A:as married to John, Eari of CalTilis. 
William WilHam, the fecond Duke, who fucceeded his brother, 
2 was born 4 December 1616; created Eari of Lanark, 
Duke. l^Oid Machanihire and Polmont 31 March 1639; made 
Secretary of State for Scotland in 1640, and receiving 
a fhot in his leg 3 September 1651 in the battle of Wor- 
cefl:er, died the next day, and was interred in the cathe- 
dral there. He married in 1638 the Lady Elizabeth 
Maxwell, eldefl: daughter and coheir to James, Earl cf 
Dirleton, by whom he had five daughters^ and cne fon 
James, who dying an infant, the cf^stc and honours of the 
family devolved on his niece, the Lady Anne Hamiitoua 
who being married (to Vv^illiarn Douglas, Earl of Selkirk, 
eldeil fon of Wilham, the iirft Marqucfs of Douglafs, 
by his fecond wife Mary, third daughter of George, 
Marquefsof Huiitly, it was ilipulatcd bv the marriage ar- 
ticles, that he and his children by her mould take and ufc 
the furname of Hamilton ; which Ttras accordingly done, 
and by her he was anceflor to the prcfent Duke of Ha- 
milton ; who being really and in fa6l a Douglas, we fhall 
refer the reader to the Peerages of England and Scotland 
for a fuller account of his family i and obfcrve here, that 
the male-line of the houfe of Hamilton, is, by failure of 
iflae in the two brothers aforcfaid, the Dukes James anc} 
William, reprefented by the E^rl of Abercorn,- defcended 

Cs> Lord Claud Hamilton, the third fon of James, the fe- 

cond Earl of Arran. 

(4) Lord David the fourth fon died young, 

0} Daughter Lady Barbara was married to James, Lord 

Fleming, Lord High Chamberlain of Scotland, who died 

' at Paris in 1558, leaving by her an only daughter Jane, 

fird married to John, Lord Thirlcdane, and lecondly to 

Gilbert, Earl of Caflilis. 

^2) Lady Anne, married to George Gordon, the fifth Earl 

of Huntly, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, who died 
in 1576, and was father by her of George, created Mar- 
quefs of Huntly, anceflor to the Duke ot Gordon. 

(3) Lady Margaret, to Alexander, Lord Gordon, fon and 
heir to George, Earl of Huntly, and had no iflue, 

(4) Lady Jean, to Hugh, the third I^arl of Eglington, and 
died childleiis* 



Lord Claud, the third fon, was appointed to the com- cjaud 
mendatorihip of the ahbey of Paifley in 1553, on the re- i 
iignation of John, Archhiihop of St. Andrews, which Lord 
promotion was ratified by Pope Juhus IIL— On the Pa^^ey. 
breaking out of the civil war in 1567, he adhered to the 
intereil: of Q^ Mary, who appointed him one o*^ the prin- 
cipal commanders of her army at the battle of Langhde, 
fought in 1568, where he performed the part of a valiant 
officer; but that battle being loft, the Earl of Murray 
(Regent) called a parliament m July at Edinburgh, where 
Lord Claud and other partizans ot the Queen were fum- 
moned to appear ; indead of obeying tlie fummons, 
he perfifted refolutely in the Queen's fc»vice, for which 
he was outlawed, and had his eftate forfeited.— In 1572 
the Lord Scmple having poffeiiion of his eftate, (by gift of 
the Earl of Mar, then Regent) kept a ilrong garrifon in 
the abbey of Paifley, and io harrafTcd the tenants, that 
they entreated [..ord Claud to relieve them ; proir.iling at 
the hazard of their lives, to aflill: him in the recovery of 
his cilate; whereupon he fo clofely befiegcd the abhey 
with a ftrong party, that Lord-Semple was h^rced to lurr 
render at difcretion. 

In 1579 the Earl of Morton (Regent) endeavoured all 
he could the ruin of the houfe of Hamilton, both out of 
fear of their power, and in hope of obtaining a good fhare 
of their large eftates, when forfeited ; with this view^, he 
prevailed on the old Countefs of Mar, and the Earl her 
grandlon, who were in great favour with the King, to 
infinuate to him, that the Plamiltons having often been 
declared heirs to the Crown, had in that hearty manner 
efpoufed his mother's caufe, only to deflroy him, who 
flood in their way ; to prevent which, it would be advifc- 
able for his Majefly, to ufe means to lefTen their power. 
The King being thus prepared and prepoifeffed with an ill 
opinion of the family, in fteps the Earl of Morton and 
feconds them ; telling the King, it would be eafy for him 
to put in execution the fentences of forfeiture againfl the 
familv, which had never yet been repealed, nor could be 
but by a6: of parliament. A grofs mifreprefentation this! 
their forfeitures having been repealed, in all the torms, 
in 1573 by the a6f of parliament, confirming the treaty ot 
Perth. In purfuance of this advice, the King in council 
refolved to apprehend the lords John and Claud Hamilton, 
who were then at Edinburgh, under fandion of the arti- 
cles of agreement and pacification, ratified on all fides 



the year before : But they having received intimation of 
his purpofe, made their efcape ; Lord John flying on foot 
in a feaman's drefs to England, and thence to France, 
■where he was kindly received and entertained by James 
Beaton, bifhop of Glafgow, Q^ Mary's ambaffador at 
that court ; and Lord Claud, after lurking fome time in 
the borders of Scotland, being taken notice of, fled into 
England, and liv^ed privately with a friend. 

In 1585, afte/ the King came to manage by his own ^ 
councils, they retlirned to Scotland; and joining forces 
with feveral other profcribed and exiled Lords, advanced 
towards Edinburgh ; when the King fending to know 
their intentions by this new rifing and rebellion, they an- , 
fwered, ^' That as their enemies had contrived to get 
<* them banifhcd, and had deprived them of all other 
*' means of fending their petitions to his Majefl:y^ the^r 
«f Avere reduced to the neceflity of coming in that man- 
*^ ner, to endeavour to obtain admittance to his royal 
^' perfon, whofe mercy and favour they would fuppHcatc 
*^ on their knees." The King hereupon was pacified, and 
I November 1585 admitted them to his prefence, when 
falling on their knees. Lord John, in the name of them 
all, faid, *' They were come to implore in the mofl hum- 
ble manner his Majefliy's mercy, favour, and pardon 
for coming in arms, which nothing fhould have com- 
pelled them to, but the want of other means to fecurc 
f' their lives from their enemies, who had taken fuch 
^' pains to mifreprefent them to his Majefl:y ; where- 
*' as they were loyal to him, and refolved to ferve and 
•' obey him, as became dutiful and faithful fubje6fs.'* 
To this the King anfwcred, ** that though their entcr- 
^' prize was in effect treafonable, yet in confldcration 
*' of their being driven to it by neceflity, and in hope 
** of their future good behaviour, he pardoned thcm.*^ 
They then arofe, and killed his Majefl:y's hand, Avho ad- 
drefliing himfelf to Lord John, faid, '^ My Lord, I never 
^^ did fee you before, and mufl: confefs that (1 believe) o.f 
*' all this company you have been mod wronged : Your 
*' family have been faithful fervants to the Queen my 
** mother in my minority, and (when i underilood not, 
** as I do now, the ftate of things) hardly ufed." Two 
days after, their pardon confirmed by an aS of coun- 
cil ; proclaimed by found of trumpet at the market-crofs, 
and foon after a parliament being called, the aitts of tor- 
feiturcswere repealed^ and the family reivored to their ti^ 





tics and eflates. And in 1585 the B.irony and Lordflilp 
of Paifley, with the pertinents belonging to the abbey, 
were beftowed upon Lord Claud, and he was created Ba- 
ron of Paifley. 

He married Margaret, dauf2;hter of George, Lord Seton, 
f by Ifabtl, daughter of Sir William Hamilton of Sanquhar) 
tfter to Robert, created Earl of Wintoun, and to Alexan- 
der, Earl of Dumferling, Lord High Chancellor of Scot- 
land for 18 years; and departing this life in 1621, in a 
very advanced age, had iffue one daughter Margaret, 
married to William, the firft Marquefs of Douglas, by 
whom file was great-grandmother of Archibald, created 
Duke of Douglas by Q^ Anne, and four fons, viz. 

James, created Earl of Abercorn. (i J 

Sir Claud Hamilton, a gentleman of the King's privy (2) 
chamber, and by privy feal, dated at Weftminfter 6 Octo- 
ber 1618 made conftable, or commander of the caftle or 
fort of Toome in the county of Antrim for life, with fix 

warders, on the furrender of Sir Thomas Phillips As 

an undertaker in the plantation of the county of Longford, 
he had 400 acres of land granted to him there ; together 
*vith the fmall proportions of Killeny and Teadan, con- 
taining 2000 acres, in the barony of Strabane and county 
of Tyrone, on which he built a ftrong and beautiful caf- 
tle ; which, with other lands mentioned in the patent, de- 
fcended to his fon and heir William ; but K. James I. be- 
ing informed, that it was the purpole and intention of Sir 
"Claud, to confer the faid proportions on his fecond fon 
Alexander, did on 20 O6i:ober 1618 direct his judges to 
admit the faid William, then about 14 years old, to fufFer 
a common recovery againfl: him and his heirs, of the fame, 
which was accordingly done, and the lands afterwards con- 
firmed to Alexander by patent. Sir Claud married the 

daughter and heir of Sir Robert Hamilton of Manor-Eliel- 
ton in the county of Tyrone, and had fix fons and two 
daughters. Sir William, Alexander, Robert, George, 
Claud, and James, which five lall: died unmarried ^ ; and 
the daughters were the Ladies of Lamington, and Gorgo- 

noch-Stewart. Sir William Hamilton of Manor-Elief* 

ton, the eldefl: fon, by his will, dated I May 1662, and ^ 
proved 12 February 1664, ordered his body to be buried 
in the church of Badonie, or of Gortin, as he Ihould af* 
terwards appoint, having iffue by his firft wife, James his 


* Chancery Pleadings, 


heir', V/illiam, Sarah, and Margaret; andby his fecond 

wife Beatrix, daughter of Campbell, two fons, Claud 

and Archibald. 
^3) Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw, and Rofcrea, in the 

county of Tipperary, Knt. married firft Ifabella of the fa- 
mily of Civico of Bruges in Flanders, by whom he had 
one daughter Margaret, who became the firft wife of Sir 
Archibald Achefon of Gosford, Bart, anceftor to Sir Arch- 
ibald, Vifcount Gosford. 
(4) Sir Frederick Hamilton, anceftor to the Vifcount Boyne. 

James, James, the eldeft fon of Claud, Lord Paifley, common- 
^]. r ]y defigned mafter of Failley, being a man of great parts 
Abercorn ^"^ abilities, w^as much taken notice of at court, where he 
was a Lord of the King's bedchamber ; who, by reafon of 
his efpecial merit, advanced liim in 1604 to the dignity of 
Baron of Abercorn ; in which year he was appointed one 
of the commiffioners on the part of Scotland, to treat of 
an union with England ; his Majefty being alfo further 
pleafed by patent, bearing date 10 July 1606, to create 
him Earl of Abercorn, and Baron of Flamilton, Mount-caftle 
and Kilpatrick. And the King purpofing to hold a parlia- 
mient in Ireland, made choice of fome few eminent per- 
fons, capable of that honour and truft, for the nobility of 
their birth, and their eftates and polTeflions in this king- 
-dom, to be afliftant with the Upper Houfe, and to have 
place and voice as Peers of the realm ; and therefore by 
his letter from Weftminfter 31 March 161^, authorized 
the L. D. to call to the next parliamicnt, by writ of fum- 
mons, his right trufty and right well-beloved coufin the 
Earl of Abercorn, dire8:ing that he "fhould hold the fame 
place and precedency of an Earl in parliament, as he did 
at the council-table, and in all other places ^. — On 20 
May 161 5 he was appointed of the council for the province 
of Munfter ; and had a large grant of lands in the Barony 
of Strabane * ; upon which he built a very ftrong and fair 

caftle ; 

"^ His Lordfhip, by Iiis laft will, having an intention to confer the 
fmall proportion and manor of Strabane, and the middle propor- 
tion of Shean (the latter of which he polleiied by conveyance from 
Sir Thomas Boyde) on his fecond fon Claud and his heirs ; and the 
great proportion and manor of Donalong on his third fon George and 
his heirs, and after his deceafe his eldell fon James being defirous to 
obev his Cither's will, did, with his guardians, convey the fame to 
them and their heirs refpeilively -, by whieh deed his mother was to 
have a third part thereof for her dower, and the fum of 2555!. us. id. 

' Chancf'ry Pleadings. 
« Rot. Cane. ic^. 11°. f. R. 56. 


callle ; a fchool-houfe and church ; and about the caftia 
was built a town, confiding of eighty houfes, many of 
lime and flone, very well and llrongly built, and the reft 
good timber houfcs, in which were i2o lamilies, able to 
make 200 men, every one having arms for his defence ; 
and there were alfo built three water-mills for grinding 
of corn ^ 

He married Mariana, daughter of Thomas, Lord Boyde, 
(anceftor to the Earl of Kihnarnock, by Mariana his wife, 
daughter of Sir Matthew Campbeii of Loudon in the fhire 
of Air, by riabel his v/ife, daughter of Sir John Drum- 
mond of InnpeE'ery, by Jenet his wife, natural daughter 
of K. James IV. of Scotland) and deceafing 16 March 
161 7, before his father, had iffue by her, (who, with Sir 
Claud Hamilton, Knt. was made a free denizen of Ire- 
land 1 2 May 1620 % and died in, or about the year 1633) 
five fons and three daughters, viz. 

James his fucceffor, created Baron of Strabane. (i) 

Claud, to whom his brother, by permiflion of K. Charles (2) 
I. religncd the honour of Strabane. 

Sir William Hamilton, Knt. who was long refident at (3) 
Rome from Henrietta-Maria, Queen Dowager of Eng- 
land, and in his old age married Jane, daughter of Alex- 
ander Colquhoon, Laird of Lufs, and widow of Alan, 
Lord Cathcart, but left no iffue. 

Sir George Hamilton, Baronet of Nova-Scotia, ancef- (4) 
{ tor to the prefent Earl of Abercorn. 
I Sif 

t was appointed to be raifed thereout, to the ufe of his Lordfhip, and 
i his brothers Willi am and Alexander. But by the laws of the realm, 
i the lands defcended upon and remanied In his Lordfhip, notwith- 
I Handing his father's will and his own deed, (he being in his non- 
age) neither could the Countefs, not being a denizen, be endowed of 
the faid lands, nor the faid fura be raifed out of them for the afore- 
faid ufes. To remedy which inconveniencies, the King, in confi- . 
: deration of the manifold acceptable fervices of the faid tirft Earl of 
j Abercorn, (who was a faithful fervant of his crown) direciled the 
j L. D. 12 February 16193^ to permit the Earl, being about the 
! age of 16 years, to fuifer a common recovery and levy a fine of the » 

premiffes to the aforefaid ufes. Accordingly, la May 1620 th» 
countefs was made a free denizen, and by patent, dated 9 May 
1621, the lands were granted to Sir Claud Hamilton of Cochonogh, 
Matthew Craifford and James Elphingfton, Efqrs. in trult for the 
i fdid ufes. 

' Pynnar's Survey of Ulfter. 

Rot. Anno 18 jac. I. 1=". p. f. 
^ Privy Seai of that ^^te at Newn^arket. 



(5} Sir Alexander Hamilton of Hol'oorn, London, Knl.- 
ivho married Elizabeth, a da-ighter of the family of Bed- 
ingfield of Oxburgh, and had one fon and three daut^chters. 
He fettled firft at the Court of Philip-VVilliam, Elecior- 
Palatine, who fent him envoy extraordinary to K. James 
IL of England. He accompanied to Vienna that Elec- 
tor's daughter Eleanora-Magdalena, who was married to 
the Emperor Leopold, and being in favour with the Em- 
prefs, was created a Count of the Empire, with a grant of 
the county of Newburg near Faflaw, and other eftates in 
Moravia and Hungary.-— One of his daughters was maid 
of honour to the Emprefs Emilia, confort of the Emperor 
Jofeph ; and his fon Count Julius, was one of the cham- 
berlains to the Emperor, married Maria-Erneftina, born 
Countefs of Staremberg, of the family of the famous 
Count Staremberg, who died in 1724, and had ifTue three 
fons and feveral daughters. 

/•j) Daughter Lady Anne, was married to Hugh, Lord 


(2) Lady Margaret, to Sir William Cunynghame of Ca- 

(3) Lady Lucv^ contracted by her father, when very youngj, 
to the Marquefs of Antrim, who not abiding by the con- 
tra61:, (he never married, and by letters from Whitehall 
28 Oflober 1627, the Earl of Antrim was ordered to pay* 
3000I. to James Earl of Abercorn, for his fon's not mar- 
rying his faid daughter Lucy, according to contrail ». 

James, James, the fecond Earl of Abercorn, in regard of hi5 
^ father's fervices ; of his noble blood and lineage, being de- 
*^' fcended of one of the moft ancient houfes in the realm of 
Scotland (as the King expreffeth himfelf ) and becaufe his 
Majefiy was defirous to encourage him and his pofterity to 
make their refidence in the kingdom of Ireland, for the 
good of his fervice there, not doubting but that he would 
tread in the fleps of his anceftors, and apply himfelf with 
his bed endeavours to deferve that favour, when his Ma- 
jefty fhould have occaiion to employ him in his afEiirs, was 
advanced to the Peerage of Ireland, by the title of Lord 
Hamilton, Baron of Strabane, with limitation of the ho- 
nour to the heirs male of the body of his father the Earl of 
Abercorn for ever, by privy feal, dated at Weftminfter 18 
October 1616, and by patent * at Dublin 8 May 1617, 


^ The preamble. Cum Jacobus Hamilton, filius prpenobilis et 
<iharillinii Confangulnei nolki Jacobi Comitis de Abercorn pri- 

' Rot. Ahho 3 Car. I. 3', p. d. R.s». 


which honour, upon his petition to K. Charles I. was con- 
ferred *on his next brother Claud, with precedency of the 
(ormer creation, by patent f, bearing date i4Auguft 1634. 
Vol. V. I He 

mogenuus, de anc^uiflTimd et nobilifTima Familia Comitum de Ar- 
ran et Marchionum de Hrimikon ia diilo Regno Scotlae, et Dutuiu 
Cailelli-Eraldi in Regno Galliae oriundus, tam pra^clari Ingenii ac 
Indolis exiitat, ut clariifmios AntecelToi'es fuos eximiis Yirtutlbus 
fe^quaturum promittat. Cunique etiam prsefatus Confanguineus 
nofter Comesde Abercorne, Pater dicli Jacobi, optimede nobis et iini-i 
verfaRepubllcadidti Regni Hibernia'.meritusfit, pro eo, viz.quodopti- 
mam Coloniam de Viris fortibus et iinceram Religioucni protitentibus 
confiftentem, in Baroniam de Sirabajie^ in tomitatu de Tyrone, in 
provincia Vlt07i:ce deduxerit, ac ibidem diverfa Caltella, bene mu- 
iiita pro defeniione didiis Provinciae ?edificaverit, ac plurima alia 
fervitia nobis et Coron?e noltrae pracftiterit -, pro quibus clidum Comi- 
tern ejufqne poileros pluribus honorum titulis dignos ceufenius. 
Sciatis igitur, &c. 

* At tiis Lordftiip's humble fuit, the King was pleafed, in confi-i 
deration of his long and faithful fervice, by privy feal -j dated ac 
Weflminrter 7 May 1653, to authorize the L. D. Wentworih, to illug 
a commiffion under the great feal of Ireland, direC"ted to Sir Wil- 
liam Jones and Sir Robert Barkeley^ two of the Juftices of the Kino's 
Bench in England, empowering them or either of them to take the 
acknowledgement of a fine, according to the ftatute of 4 Henry ^\\^ 

from his Lordfhip of the faiditate, degree, dignity,flyle, title, name, and 
honour of Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane, to his Ma jelly 5 and 
upon return of the faid commiffion, recording of the fine in Ireland 
as in fuch cafes was ufiial, cancelliiig the patent, and making a 
Vacat upon the inrollment thereof, to grant unto the faid Claud the 
faid honour of Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane^ and for want of 
his iffue malej remainder to the heirs male of the body of his father 
with precedency of the former patent. — On 1 1 November following 
James, Earl of Abercorn furrendered his patent of Strabane, which 
was ordered to be cancelled 3 February, a Vacat entered upon the 
inrollment 14 Auguii 1634, and a new patent of that date inrolied. 
On 1 of whic'. month of Auguft the L. D. upon his ihrone of liate 
flOientioned to the Houfe of Peers the cafe of this furrender and 
transfer of the honour, with the claufe of precedency, which he 
faid, the King referred to him, but that thinking it might vive of- 
fence to the nobility, he had advifed his Majefty, that //z/i/ claiif^ 
<vhich concerned precedency might be forborn •, for which the Kiiijr 
gave him thanks, and ordered it according to his opinion. '■'■ Yet- 
*' (added his Lordfhip) within thefefix days a warrant was bioughc 
** unto me for paffing of the fame otherwife, which I have certified. 
** And with the favour of your Lordihips, 1 give my opinion, that^ 
*' if any man find himfelf aggrieved, he may complain to me, whj 
** have a commilfion to right him, or elfe tranfmit his complaint to 
** the King; but it becomes not the houfe^ when the L. D. has 
•* paffed judgment, to intermeddle •, and fo long as I have tlie ho- 
** nour to fit here and reprefent my mafter, will not fuffer anv innova- 
'* tion in prejudice of the intereit of the crown," (Lords Jour. I. 22.) 

\ The preamble recites the creacion of James, Earl of Abercoir 
to the honour of Strabane by K. James I ; his furrender thereof to 

K. Charles 

'-Rot. A°, 9 Car. L 1. p. d. and enrolled *6 July 1633, R-- 8-< 


ti4^ HAMILTON, Viscount STRABANE. 

He married Catharine, daughter and heir to Gervals 
CHfton, Lord Chfton of Leighton-Bromfv/old, widow o^ 
Efme Stewart, Duke of Richmond and Lenox, by whon\ 
he had thiee Ions, viz. 
(■f) James, Lord Pailley, who died before him, and by the 

dsuo-htcr of WiUiam Lenthal, Efq. Speakef of the Houfc 
of Commons in the Long- Parhament, left an only daugh- 
ter Catharine, firft married to her coufin William Lenthal^ 
Efq. (who died at Burford 6 September 1686, leaving two 
fons, John and James), and fecondly to Charles, Earl of 
Abeicorn, as hereafter. 

(2) William, Colonel of a regiment, and killed in the wars 
of Germany, without iiTue. 

(3) George, who fucceeding to the title, was the third Ear! 
George, ^j.^ Aheicorn ; but dying unmarried at Padua in his journey 

■n^i to Rome, the male line failed m the efdeft branch ; (o 

that we return to 
Ciaud, Claud, the fecond Ton of James the firfl Earl ; who bc- 
^ ing dignified with the title of Strabane by his brother's 
g "" gift, as already ohferved, was prefent as fuch, by proxy, 
" in the parliament of this kingdom 2i March 1634 S ?-nd 
dying 14 June 1638, was buried in the church of Leak- 
Patrick in the county of Tyrone. — In 1630 he married the 
Lady Jean Gordon *, youngeft daughter of George, the 
• firft Marquefs of Huntl^, and had iffue two fons and two 
daughters ; James ; George ; Catharine (firft married to 
James, eldeft fon of Sir Frederick Hamilton, youngeft foil 
of Claud the firft Lord Pailley^ fecondly to Owen Wynne 
of Lurganboy in the county of Leitrim, and thirdly to Johrr 


K. Charles I. with intention to confer it upon his brother, and the 
Klng''s compliance therewith, on account of the undoubted teilimo- 
nie3, b}' which the faid Claud had approved hiniielf to be worthy of 
tliat iTiark ot his Majelty's fovour and nuniificence. (Rot. 10. Car, 
I. 2^. p. f. R. 30, 31.) 

^- Stie expended above loool. in building the caftle, court-yard 
and garden-walls, about the caitle of Strabane, which in the begin- 
ning of the rebellion of 1641 were all detnolifhed •, all the furniture 
burrjt and deiiroyed -^ and in December thst year Cne was taken pri-r 
foner bv Sir Phelim O Neile (who ih-en was paving his addreffes tq, 
feer) and by hioi carried from Strabane, which he burned, to' his 
O'.vn houfe of Kinard -,. v;hcre he kept her two or three days, and ; 
then lent her to Sir George Fiauiikon, telliiig her, with great often- ^ 
tation, "T/iaf he nxjould never Uu've off the ivork he had begun, vntil 
'bihiis/hould be fu}^?g or /aid 171 c^ocry church in Ireland, and that a 
Frotcjfant JhouLd not live in Ireland, be he ofnuhat nation he •voou/d. 
She afterwards became his wife, and was reduced to fo indigent and 
deplorable a condition, as, in 1656, to accept of the fum of 5I. fiorti 
the Hate towards her relief. (Lodge, Bill in Chancerv, and depofiw 
fei^K of CapCtiin John Perkins of Duagannon, taken S March i64..:t.Y 
;' ' ■' ■ •* Lords- jour, I. 6q. 


Bingham of Caillebar in the county of Mayo, Efqrs.) ; 
and pvlariana, to Richard Perkins of Lifford in the county 
of Donegall, Efq. 

James, the eldeft Ton and third Baron of Strabane, was James. 
feized in fee of the manor and fmall proportion of Stra- 3 
bane, the middle proportion of Shean, and many other Lord.. 
lands in the county of Tyrone, which (as appears by in- 
quilition *) he forfeited by entering into rebelHon againft 
the Commonweakh of England, at Charlcmount in the 
county of Armagh 20 July 1650; where he joined with 
Sir Phelim O Neile, one of tlte chief heads of the rebels, 
who then held out that fort againfl: Sir Charles Coote, com- 
mander in chief of the parliament forces in Uliler, who 
beiieged it 25 of that month ; about two or thiec days be- ' 
fore which, his Lordihip fled with his arms to an adjoin- 
ing illand, then under the command of a c;arrifon of Sir 
Phelim's, in which lay two companies, whom he aflifted ^ 

by fending three horfes into the fort ; which being taken 
6 Auguft, he fled to the woods and bogs of Mounterling 
in the county of Tyrone, where that day he was taken. 
prifoner by a party of the Commonwealth's army. On 
the 13 he took a protection from Sir Charles Coote ; which 
he forfeited 31 December enfuing, by joming again with 
Sir Phelim O Neile in the Ifland of Drumurragli ; and i 
July 1649 he accepted a coramiflion, to raife and arm a 
troop of horfe in behalf of the Irifli, with whom he after- 
wards a6:ed in concert ; frequently joined counfels with 
them, and died a Roman Catholick recufant 16 June 1655 
at Ballyfatty near Strabane j leaving no ilTue he was fuc- 
ceeded by his brother 

George the fourth Lord Strabane, who married Eliza- George, 
beth, daughter of Chrifl:opher Pagan of Feltrim in the 4 
county of Dublin, Efq. *, and by his nuncupative will. Lord, 

1 2 made 

* In the court of claims for executing the aft of fettlement, the ~ 
i laid Chriftopher Fagan claimed his ellate, and by the decree of that 
court 20 March 1663 was adjudged an innocent papill, and had his 
6ftate reftored to him and his heirs male: And leaving two fons, 
Richard and Peter, and the faid Elizabeth, Lady Strabane, fhe, on ,. 
the death of her brothers without ili'ue, could not become heir to "* 
! her father under that decree, which veiled the reverfion in rhe crown, 
- Whereupon, K. Charles 11. by privy feal, dated 29 March J684, 
I granted the reverfion to her fon Claud, Lord Abercorn, his Ireirs 
I and 

* Taken at Strabane 9 Auguft 165?, by virtue of a commiffiou 
■ dated 7 July preceding, to enquire what eiiate, right and title 
! O. Cromwell then had, or ought to have, by any act of parlia- 
ment, or aft of him and his couiicil, to any hereditaiptnfs vvithla 
the county of Tyrone. 


made at his houfe of Kinure in the fame county 9 April 
1668*, defired to be buried in the chapel of Kinure, but 
was interred in the remains of St. MechHn's church in a 
field near Rufli, under a large tomb on the North fide.>. 
adorned Avith his coat-armour and this infcription : 

Here under lieth the aflabell, 

Oh]is;inge, examplar, wife, humble. 

Noble, pious, devot, moft charitable, 

Moft virtuous and religious the 

Right Honourable George, Lord 

Hamilton, Baron of Strabanc, 
. Who died the 14th of April 

Anno Domini 1668. 

This monument was ere<3:ed by 

Elizabeth Strabane, alias Fagan, 

Reli£l of the faid Lord Strabane. 

His ifliie were two fons and two daughters ; Claud and 
Charles, fucceflive Earls of Abercorn ; Anne, married to- 
John, fon of George Browne of the Neale in the county of 
Mayo, Efq. and died 14 Auguft 1680 ; and Mary, born 
after her father's death, v/as married to Gerald Dillon, 
Efq. Recorder of Dublin, appointed in 1685 one of the 
council at law to K. James IL and 15 February 1686 his 
prime-ferjeant, by whom {he had feveral children. 

Claud, Claud, the fifch Lord Strabane, fueceeding alfo to the 
4 title of Abercorn, was the fourth Earl, and 9 January 

Earl of i^nQ had an abatement of the quit-rents impofed on hi* 
' edate by the a6l5 of fcttlement ; being an attendant on K» 
James H. from France was fworn of his privy council on 
his arrival in Dublin, and made Colonel of a regiment in- 
his army, but was attainted f March 1688 *.— He at- 
tended the King into the North, in order to reduce Lon-"" 

' ' - . . , donderry^ 

and affignes for loco years, to commence fromL the determination of 
the faid eilate tail, with a condition to be inferted in the patent^ for 
granting to him the fee of the premilVes. 

* By which will he deftred that all his debts fhould be paid, and that 
Elizabeth his wife fhould enjoy one-third of his effate ihen in his hands 
for life, or a third of his rents as they were paid, at her choice, as alfof 
ik third of the eftate his mother then enjoyed after his death, and ta, 
have the management of the other two-third parts for the ufe and 
maintenance of his children ; but that fhe fhould have no power to 
difpofe of any of them, or of any part of his ettate, fave what fhould 
belong to herfelf, without the confent and approbation of Sir George 
"Hamilton, Chriltopher Fagan, Efq., and John Murphy, Gent, 
whom he appointed his fpecial friends in truft in this matter, and 
he appointed his wife executrix. (Proved 26 May 1668 ia the Couyt 
«f Prerogative.) 

« Inq. taken at Strabane 6 Auguft'if692e. 

HAMILTON, Viscount STRABANE. ^117 

dondcrry, and, when near the city, was fent with a par- 
ty from the army, to pcrluade the citizens to furrender the 
place, which they utterly refufcd ; and making a fally 
ibme time after, his Lordlhip's horfe was killed under him, 
and he very narrowly elcapcd, leaving his cloak and fur- 
niture behind him. Alter the defeat at the Boyne he em- 
barked for France in which voyage he was killed (1690) ; 
j[l May 1 69 1 he was outlawed and forfeited his eftate and 
title of Strabane : But the Earldom oi Abercorn devolved on 
)iis brother 

Charles, the fifth Earl, who obtaining a reverfal Charles, 
of his brother's attainder, fucceeded alfo to the title of ^ 5 
Strabane and the eftate, to both which he was re- "^' ' 
flored by their Majefkies letters, dated at Whitehall 24 
May 1692, and by patent at Dublin i Juiv 1693'. 
On 31 Auguft 1695 he tcok his feat in ihe lioule of 
Peers " ; and 2 December 1697 iigned the declaration and 
aflbciation in defence of the perfon and government of K. 
William, and the fuccefiion of the crown according to aci 
of parliament. He married (as already obferved) Catha- 
rine, only daughter of James, Lord Paifley, eldeft fon of 
James, the fecond Earl of Abercorn, relict of William 
Lenthal, Efq. and died at Strabane in June 1701 ^, hav- 
ing iffue by her (who deceafed 24 May 17 13, and was 
buried in the Duke of Richmond's vault, Wcftminfter- 
abbey) an only child Elizabeth, who died young, and was 
turied in the chancel of St. Michan's church 22 February 
1699 ; fo that the ifTue male failed alfo in the feconc^ 
branch of James, the firft Earl of Abercorn, and Sir Wil- 
liam Hamilton, the third fon, dying likewife withoiat ilUie^ 
%e return to 

Sir George Hamilton, the fourth fon^ who was feated Sir 
at Donalong in the county of Tyrone, and at NenaR;h in Gcor^^e, 
Tipperary. On i6 0aober 1627 he fucceeded Sir Roger ^^^"''^^°"* 
Hope (who died 7 September) in the command of his com- 
pany in the army ; and in 1641 being in Scotland with 
the King, had a pafs to return to Ireland ; but the Houfe 
of Commons having voted, that no Irifhman iliould pafs 
out of England into Ireland, without a licence from the ' 
committee for Irifh affairs, the privy council, or the L. L. 
he was ftopped, brought by order of the Houfe to Londo:i, 
and confined until 6 of April following, when he was adr 
piitted to bail. — During the rebellion he performed good 

I 3 fervicje 

' Rot. 5 Gul. III. 2^ p. d. 2 Lor^s jour, I. 486. 

^ Le Neve's Mon. Ang. 


fervicc in Ireland for K. Charles I. as he did in 1649 for 
Charles II. being then a captain of horfe, colonel of foot, 
and governor of the caftie of Nenagh ^ ; but in 1651 he 
retired with his family to France, and there continued till 
the reftoration of the King ; who being feniible of his good 
and acceptable fervices, and willing to fliew him all rea- 
fonable favour for the fame, created him a Baronet ; and 
in 167 1 appointed him joint patentee with James Roche, 
Efq. for granting licences to pedlars, petty-chapmen, and 
grey-merchants*; and being to recruit his regiment of 
foot in the fervice of the French King, his Majedy fenk 
his diredions to the L. L. 12 January 1673, to give li- 
cence unto him and his officers, to raife 600 foot ioldiers 
of his Iriili fubjeds by be::t of drum. — He married Mary, 
third daughter of Thomas, Vifcount Thurles, eldefi: fon 
of Walter eleventh Earl cf Ormond, and fide r io James, 
the firfl Duke of OrmonJ, and by her -j-, who died in Au- 

E-ufl: 1680, had lix fons and three daughters. t 

^ ' o James, 

* On 7 February 1631 he had a licence to hold aThurfdav mar- 
ket, and a yearly fair on 25 April at Clogher, and a fair 21 Oclobep 
at Ballymagary, both in the county of Tyrone. — On 23 July 1639 
he had a grant upon the commiiiion of grace, of the manor of Stra- 
bane ; and 25 June that year another patent of the great proportion 
of Donalong ; and in tlie aft of fettlement it was provided, tha^ 
jiothing therein contained fnould forfeit or vefl in the King any ho-r 
nours, manors, or eftate real whaifoevcr, belonging to him on 23 
Oftober 1641 : Alfo, in the at\ of explanation, his Majeily having 
taken into his confideration the many faithful and acceptable fer-, 
"vices, perfoimed to his father and himfelf in the Vv'ars of Ireland, 
"by Sir George Hamilton, in feveral qualities and capacities, for 
which there were arrears to great value accrued to hira, before and 
after 5 June 1649, which by agreement were reduced to 5000I. it 
■was enatied, that the fame fhould be fatisfied out of the fecurity fet 
apart by the acts for fatisfaCtion of the arrears of commiirioned of- 
jicers, for fervice before or after 5 June 1649 i ^"d he a grant 
under the faid a6ts, 16 May 1668, of the lands of Ballymacfhanroe 
in the Barony of Ballymore and county of Cork, with two other 
grants of divers lands. — Further, (in recompence of his many ac- 
ceptable fervices, performed to the King whiHt in foreign countries) 
his IMajcfty, 20 December 1662, granted him by privy feal 23 April, 
and by patent for life, all the penalties and forfeitures which fhould 
or might accrue to the crov-.Ti by reafon of ploughing, drawing, 
harrowing and working with horfes by the tail, contrary to aCl of 
parliament made in Ireland 10 and 11 Car. I. or any other former 

■L ■\- Th.eir marriage article*, bear date 2 June 1629 ■, and after the 

•■' ■>.■>- xedu6tion of Ireland by the parliam.ent, fhe obtained an order 25 

..i^^"- ' May 

^ A61 cf explanation, wherein his arrears being reduced to 5000I. 

■^ras provided to be fatisfied out of the fecurity defigned by the a(i^ 

ior fatisfaction of the arrears of fuch commifiioned officers as ferve4 

tf.e Kin^ in Iieiand before 15 Juae 1649, 


James, who died before him. (iji 

Sir George Hamilton, Knt. made a Count in France, (^) 
and Marefchal du Camp in tliat fervice ; who married 
Frances, elder daughter and coheir to Richard Jennings ot' 
Sanddridge in the county of H-.Ttford, Efq. fifier to Sarah, 
Dutchefs of Marlborough, and died in 1667, having ilFue 
by her, who re-married with Richard Talbot, Duke of 
lyrconnel, and died m Dublin 7 March 1730, ihw^c 
daughters; all then in their infancy, who lived with tlu-ir 
mother in France, until they came with licr into Ireiami, 
in the reign of James II. which daughters were, Eliza- 
beth, married to Richard, Vifcount Rols ; Frances, to 
Henry, Vifcount Dillon ; and Mary, to Nicholas, Vif- 
count Kinglland. 

Anthony who i January 1687 was a Lieutenant-Colo- (^^ 
ijel, with the pay of 290I. a year upon the cilahliihmcnt, 
and at the Revolution followed K.. James into France, in 
which fervice he became a Lieutenant-General, and died 
in that kingdom. Fie is prefumed the author of iome 
pieces written in French, which bear the name of Count 

Thomas, bred to the fea-fervice, commanded the fhip, (4) 
which took the Duke of Argyle's in the Weil-Indies, and 
died in New-England. 

Richard, n^ade Colonel of a reglm.ent of horfe in K. (5) 
James's army 15 February 1686, and Brigadier-General 
upon the eftablifhment, with the pay of 497I. los. a year ; 
in which ftation he a6ted for that King in the North, and 
0ed with him into France upon K. William's vidories, 
"where he became a L. General, and died. 

John, a Colonel alfo in K. James's fervice, lofl: his life (6) 
jat the battle of Aghrirn. 

Daughter Elizabethj married to Philibert, Count of (i) 
Grammont, younger brother to Anthony, created in 1663 
Duke of Grammont, Peer and Marefchal of France, 
Knight of the King's orders. Sovereign of Bidache, Count 
:de Guiche and Louvignier, Baron of Hagetman and 
Camma, &c. by "^yhom Ihe had two daughters, Claude- 
Charlotte, married 3 April 1694 to Flenry, Earl of Staf- 
ford, by whom fhe had no iliue ; and the younger vras, • i 
Superiour, or Abbefs of the Chanoneifes in Lorain. 

Lucia, married to Sir Donogh O Brjen of Lemineagh, (2) 


May 1655 to enjoy the m'ddle propoi-tlpn of Og^honall and other 
Undsj ietded on h£r fcva. jointme. 


(3) Margaret, in January i658 to Matthew Ford of Cool- 

greny in the county of Wexford, Eiq. and had feveral 

James, the cideil: fon, being- a great favourite of K. 
Charles II. that Prince made him a groom of his bedcham- 
ber; Cclonel of a regiment in his army*; and in 1661 
concluded a marriage between him and Elizabeth, eldefl 
daughter of John, created Lord Culpeper of Thorfway 21 
October 1644, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and MaftcF 
of the Rolls, who died in July 1660, by his wife Judith, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Culpeper of HoUingbourne in 
Kent, Kilt, but commanding a regiment of foot on board 
the navy with the Dake of York, in one of his fea-expe- 
ditions againft the Dutch, had one of his leo;s taken off" 
by a cannon ball, of which wound he died 6 fune 1673, 
and was buried in Weftminiler- Abbey under a monument, 
ereded to his memory by his uncle James, Duke of Or- 
mond.— By his Lady, who was maid of honour to Mary, 
Piinccfs of Oranje, mother of K. William, and died in 
1709, he had fix Tons, of whom three only furvived their 
infancy j, viz. James, who became Earl of Abercorn ; 
George, a Colonel in the foot-guards, who loft his life in 
the battle of Steinkirk in 1692, commanding a regiment of 
foot; and William Hamilton, Efq. one of the five Kentifrt 
petitioners to the Houfe of Commons, who 8 May 1701 
de!i)-ed, the parliament would turn their loyal addrelles iri- 
^ • to bills of fupply, that his Majefty might be enabled pow- 

I erfuily to aiilit his Allies againil the growing power of 

France, vjhich then caufed a general confternation by the 
death of the King ot Spain, and the alteration made in 
the affairs ot Europe by the fettlement of his dominions.— 
The houfe voted the petition fcandalous, infolent and fe- 
ditious, tending to deftroy the conftitution of parliament, 
and to fubvert the e[tabli'i]ed government ; and ordered the 
five petitioners to be taken into the cuflody of the ferjeant 
at arms ; Avhere they continued till 13 of May, when that 


* By the aft of explanation he had a 2;rant of the eflate of SI^ 
'Nicholas Pkmket ofBah-arh in the county of Meath-, and in confi- 
deration of his marriage, the King gave him Hyde-Park (for his 
own and his children's lives) but refuniable at any time by the 
f crown, on giving an equivalent for it. Accordingly, K. Charles 

gave him nfrervv-ardt^, in lieu of it, 900I. a year out of the firft fruits 
and tenths of the dioceles of St. David'sj Hereford, Oxford, and 

' '\ . .. ? Dvcree ia Chancery. 

HAMILTON, Viscount ST?vi\BANE. 

^ccr (contrary to the Habeas Ccrpus a£t) by order of the 
jioule, and a warrant from the fpeaker, delivered them 
prifoners at the Gate-Hovfcy where they remained to the 
end of the feffion.- — He refided at Chililon, or Bo61:on- 
Place, near Lenham in Kent (an eftate his mother pur- 
chafed and fettled on his family) of which county he was a 
Deputy-Lieutenant, Juftice of the peace, and Colonel of 
the regiment of militia for the Lath of Scray, a diviiion 
thereof; and was always very flrenuous for the Proteflant 
fuccelfion in the illuftrious houfe now on the Throne. 

He married Margaret, fecond daughter of Sir Thomas 
Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Knt. fifler to Frances, wife oi 
John, the latl: Lord Cuipeper, and had iifue four fons and 
Ont daughter, viz. John, (Sheriff of the county of Kent 
iu 17 19, who much improved his feat of Chilfton ; mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of John Wright, iifq. M. D. and ■ 
had many fans and daughters, of whom the eldeft fon 
William, was page of honour to the Prince and Princefs 
of Whales) ; George, (married the daughter of Monlieur 
VafTerot, merchant of Amfterdam, who got vaft riches in 
^he Miffifippi and South-Sea fchemes, after which he re- 
tired into SwiiTerland, his native country, where he pur- 
chafed a great eftate. By this Lady he had feveral 
ions and daughters, and for the fake of being near her rc- 
Jations, for fome years refidcd at Geneva) ; Thomas, who 
had a command in the army, and died at his quarters in 
Ireland; William died when very young ; and the daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, was married to Edwin Steed of Steedhill in 
Kent, Efq. who left her a widov/ without iffue. 

Sir James, the eldefl fon of James of the bedchamber. Sir 
and grandfon of Sir George Hamilton, Bart, fucceeded his James, 
father in the pod: of groom of the bedchamber to K. Charles yifcounto 
II. at the early age of 17 years, and was of the privy 
council to his brother and fucceflbr K. James, in whofe ar- 
my he commanded a regiment of horfe ; but no fooner did 
he perceive that King's intentions to introduce Popery, 
than he quitted his fervice ; became an officer under K. 
William at the revolution, and carried arms and ammuni- 
tion to the relief of Londonderry, when befieged by K, 
James's army, in which his uncle Richard Hamilton was a 
L.-General, and did all he could to diflrefs the befieged j 
but by the means of this fupply, the city was enabled to 
hold out, till Major-General Kirke fent in further relief 
from England, which occafioned the fiege to be raifed.— - 
"After his grandfather's death, he declined to ufe the title of 



Baronet, being ufually called Captain Hamilton,, out in 
tfie year 1700 was obliged to bear a fuperiour tide by the 
Earldom of Abercorn devolving on him, as next heir to 
Earl Charles, the lad male of the branch of Claud, the 
firft Lord Strabane, who was fecond fon of James, the firft 
Earl of Abercorn. He was the fixth that enjoyed this ho- 
nour, to preferve which he went to Scotland in 1706, and 
fat in that parliament, wfcich concluded the union between 
the two kingdoms, now called Great-Britain. 

K. William, in recompence of his ferviccs, called him 
into his privy council, and by privy feal, dated at Hamp- 
ton-Court 9 November, and by patent * at Dublin 3 
December 1701, created him Baron of Mountcaflle and 
Vifcount of Strabane, with the annual fee of 13I. 6s. 8d. 
by which titles he fat firfl: in the parliament of Ireland 2r 
September 1703 ', the firfl: fummoned to meet by Q^ 
Anne, of whofe privy council he was a member, as he was 
to their Majefl:ies George 1. and IL — On 14 February 
1703, his Lordfhip was of the committee appointed to pre- 
pare an addrefs to Q. Anne, on occafion of the evil prac^ 
tices lately carried on in Scotland by cmiiTarles in France ; 
and 3 March, to thank her Majefly for her great kindnefs 
to Ireland ; alfo 10 February 1704-5 to congratulate her 
fuccefs by her victorious arms ; and 6 May 1709, to draw 
up an addrefs of condolence, on the death of her late Roy- 
al Confort Prince George of Denmark ; and of congratu- 
lation for her great fuccelTes abroad in conjun6lion with her 
allies. On 14 November 1715 he was one of the commit- 
tee to prepare an addrefs of congratulation to K. George I. 
on his moft happy acceflion 5 and 6 February enfuing pre- 
fented to the houfe, heads of a bill, for the further fecu- 
rity of his Majefty's perfon and government, and for ex- 
tinguilhing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, 
and his open and fecret abbettors 2. 

In 1686 his Lordlhip married Elizabeth, daughter and 

heir to Sir Robert Reading of Dublin, Bart, fo crested 27 

I Aug:t(l 

* The preamble. Regla rof^ra mente recolentes plurjma ilia et 
^ratiffima fervitia pradileCti lubditi noitri Jacobi, Comhis at; Abei- 
corn in Regno nollro Scoti?^, antehac pr'-fliita- et voleiites ir.fuper 
quod ille et poller] ejus regii tavoris noiiri ir.figne aliquod geraiir, 
euixi et poileros ejus titulo et gradu Baronls et Vicecomuis d'lti'i Reg- 
ni noflri Hibernii^, tanquani perpetuum noiiri merltorum ejus rciWr 
jnationis naonumentum. oriiare decievinius. Sciatis igkur, ike, 
(Rot. Anno 13 Gul. III.' I', p. d.) 

.■^ ' Lords Jour, II. 3, ^ Idem, ^60^ 


Auguft 1675 (by his wife Jane, reli<5t of Charles, the firfl: 
pari of Mouutrath) and dying in London 28 November 
1734, had iiiue by her who died in Sackvillc-ftreet, Lon- 
xlon 19 March 1754, nine Tons and five daughters, viz. 

Robert, baptized 12 July 1687, died foon after his birth. (0 
James, his fuccelTor. (2) 

Robert, who died very young. (3) 

John, educated in Trinity-college Dublin, whp died in (4) 
17 14, set. 20, unmarried. 

George, died in his infancy. (5) 

George, was a Cornet of horfe, and in O£t:ober 1742 ^6) 
jnade deputy coflFercr of the Prince of Wales's houflicld. 
He was member of parliament for St. Johntlown in Ire- 
land, as he was in 1734 and 1 7 47, for Wells in England, 
and enjoyed a good cilate, as heir to his brother John. In 
O61ober 17 19 he married Bridget, daughter and heir to 
Colonel William Coward of V/ells in the county of Somer- 
fet, fnmetime a Virginia merchant, with whom he receiv- 
ed a large fortune, and had iiTue fix fons and fix daugh- 

Francis, born at Touloufe in Languedoc, took Holy (7) 
Orders, and 30 January 1737 was prefentcd to the reQ;o^ 
ries and Vicarages of Dunlecr, Capocke, Difert, Moy- 
lare, Monafterboys and Drumcarre in the diocefs of Ar- 
magh ; in the room of Rev. John Singleton, who died 
fuddenly in Dublin 2 March 1736-7. On 20 October 
1733 he married Dorothy, fecond daughter and coheir to 
James Forth of Redwood in the King's County, Efq. fe- 
crctary to the commiiTioners of his Majefty's revenue, and 
by her who died fuddenly 3 June*i73i, left ilTue. He 
died 20 May 1 746. 

William, baptized 29 Odober i 1 703, went a volun-* i^i 
t€^x to fea, and was unfortunately caft away in the Royal 
Anne Galley, 10 November 1721, with Lord Belhaven, 
then going to his Government of Barbadoes. 

Charles, baptized 13 November 2 1704, was appointed (9) 
S2 April 1738 comptroller of the green-cloth to the Prince 
of Wales ; reprefented the borough of Strabane in parlia- 
ment, as he did in 1741 and 1743 that oi Truro in Great 
Britain, when (26 May 1742) he was chofen firfl: of the 
feven commiflioners for examining and ftating the public 
accompts ; and in December 1743 appointed receiver-ge- 
neral of his Majefty's revenues in the Ifland of Minorca- 
He married and left ilTue, of which his eldeft daughter 


I St. Peter's reglflry. ^ Idem, ' 


Jancj was married 17 May 1750 to Mr. Moore author of 
fables for the female fex j and his youngefl: daughter 23 
June fame year became the wife of Kanton Cowfe, Efq. 
of the board of works *. 

(i) Daughter, Lady Elizabeth, fird married 2 January 

1711 ^ to William Brownlow of Lurgan, tfq. member of 
parliament for the county of Armagh, and by him, who 
died 27 Auguil 1739, had ifTue, \Villiam, heir to his fa- 
ther; Jane, baptized 30 June 17 16 died before her father $ 
Elizabeth, who m.arried John, Lord Knapton, father of 
Thomas, Vifcount De Vefci ; Anne, baptized 25 March 
1719, died at Lurgan 23 September 1736; Mary, bap- 
tized iS December 17 19, married 28 May 1743, to John, 
fon and heir to Southwell Pigott of Cappardinthe Queen's 
County, Efq.; andlfabelia, who married firft George Mat- 

^ thew of Thurles and Thomaftown in Tippcrary, Efq. and 

Secondly in September 1761, ■ Ford, Efq. a Ma- 

\ jor in the army. William Brownlow, Efq. the only fon 
was baptized 25 April, 1726, ele£led to parliament in No- 
vember 1753 for Armagh, which county he continues to 
reprcfent, and hath been fworn a Lord of the privy council 
in Ireland. 26 May 1754 he married firft the eldefr daugh- 
ter of Rev. Charles Meredyth of Newtown, county of 
Meath, Dean of Ardfert, by whom he had ifTue, and fhc 
dying at Lyons in France in October 1763, he married 
fecondly 23 November 1765 the third daughter of Roger 
Hall of Mount-Hall in the county of Down, Efq.« — Lady 
Elizabeth, married fecondly in France, Martin, Count dc 
Kearnie ^. 

(2) Lady Jane died in her infancy. 

(3) Lady Mary, married to Henry Collcyof Caftle-Garbefjr 
in the county of Kildare, Efq. member of parliament for 
Strabane, elder brother to Richard, the firfl Lord Mor- 

' nington. 

{4) Lady Philippa, firft married to Benjamin Pratt, D. D. 

I Chaplain to the Houfe of Commons, Provoft of the Uni- 

' ^ verfity of Dublin, Dean of Cork, and afterwards of 
Down, but by him, who died 6 December 1721, and was 
buried at St. Marv's, Dublin, having no iiliie, (he remar- 
ried with Michael Connell of London, Efq. and died at 
Paris 27 Januarv 1767 leaving by him "^ one fon. 
€?') Lady Jane, 26 September 1719 became the fecond 

wife of Lord Archibald Hamilton, brother to James, Duke 
of Hamilton, who was killed in a duel by the Lord M<*- 


* Collefl. 2 St. Peter's Rcgiftrv. 

Jdeui. CoIieCt. and Rt-giftry. ^ Lodge. 


hun, 5 November T7ia and hy him who died 5 April 1754, 
.jBEt. So, in Pall-Mall London *, had four fons and two - " 

daugliters, the elder of whom Elizabeth was married i^ 
May 1742 to Francis, Easl Brooke; and the younger 24 
Jiily 1753 to Charles, Lord Cathcart, Ihe died 13 Novem- 
ber 1770. Lady Jane was fird Lady of th'e bedchamber, 
m'.ilrefs of the robes, and privy purfe to her Royal High- 
iiefs Aiis^uda, Princefs of Wales. 

Sir James, the fecond Vi'count Strabane and feventh Sir 
Earl of Abercorn, was fworn of the privy council in Eng- James, 
land 20 July 1738, and coming into Ireland the year ^,.-.^ 
follov/ino;, was fworn of the privy council here 26 Septem- ^^^^^^^^-^ 
ber, having been (o appointed in July 1737. He took his 
feat in the Houfe cf Peers 9 Odober 1739 ^, was Fellow 
of the Royal Society ; died 13 January 1743-4, and was r 
interred the 17 in the Duke cf Ormond's vauit, Weu- ^ ■. ' 
Fiiinfter- Abbey. — In 171 1 his Lordihip married Anne, ' 
cjdcff: daughter of John Phmimerof Blaxware in the coun- - 
ty of Hertford, Efq. and had iffue by her v^rho died 16 
?>'[arch 1754, two daughters, the elder Lady Anne, married 
ID Augull: ,1746 to Sir Henry Mackworth, Bart, another 
daughter born after his deceafe 27 February 1736 ; and fix 
fons, viz. 

James, his (ucccKor. (1) 

John, who being bred to the fea-fervice, was made Lieu- {2) 
^tenant of the fhipLouifa, and in that ftation, in Decem- 
htr 1736, attended his IVlajelly in his return from Hanover 
■to England ; when a violent ftorm arinng, wherein all the 
fleet narroAvly efcaped beincr loft, his fhip was wreck'd ; and 
toats bein/^ fent to their relief, he bravely refufed to ga in-* 
to them before the failors, faying. In that common calamity 
be zvould claim no precedency \, znd was the lafl: that quilted 
the fhip. Upon his going aihore he was prefented to the 
King, who graciouily received him ; and his father was 
complimented by the Queen on the gallant behaviour of 
his fon.— On 12 February following he was made Lieute- 
nant of the Diamond of 40 guns, and 14 October 1741 
firft Lieutenant of the Ruilei of 70 guns, whence (19 Fe- 
bruary) he was appointed commander of the Kingfale, 
from that fnip preferred 10 February 1742 tothe Augufta, a 
^o gun iliip newly launch'd ; in April 1748 to the Van- 
guard of 60 guns, and 18 December 1755 was unfortu- 
nately drowned, beins: overfet in his boat as he was going 
from his ihip to Portfmouth. In November 1749 he mar- 
ried the widow of Richard Elliot of Port-Ellfot in Corn-' 

* Lo4ge, ^ LDxdsJour, III. 440, 


wall, Efq. by whom he had iirac John- James who 2o June 
1779 married Catharine, daughter of Sir Jofeph Coplej, 
Bart, and has ilTue. 

(3) WilHam, died young. 

(4) George, educated in Exeter-ColIegc, Oxford, entered 
into holy orders, was prefented by his brother in Septem- 
ber 1755 to the rectories of Tagheyon and Donaghadee in 
the diocefs of Raphoe ; and married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Richard Onflow, uncle to the prefent Lord. 

(5) Plummer, died young. 

C^) William, appointed 16 Auguft 1742 Lieutenant of a 

man of war, and in 1 7 55 Captain of the Lancafter j he 
married and had ifTue. 
James, James, the third and prefent Vifcount Strabane, and 
3 eighth Earl of Abercorn, was fummoned by writ to the 
^ifcount. xIq^(q of Peers in Ireland 23 March 1735-6, by his fa- 
ther's Barony of Mountcaftle, and took his feat the fame 
day* : 8 Auguft 1786 he was created a Peer of Great 
Britain by the title of Vifcount Plamilton of Hamilton in 
the county of Leicefter, with remainder to John-James 
- > Hamilton, fon of the Honourable John Hamilton deceafed, 

next brother to his Lordfliip. 

Titles.] Sir James Hamilton, Vifcount Strabane, 
Earl and Baron of Abercorn, Baron of Strabane, Paifley, 
I Mountcaftle, and Killpatrick, Vifcount Hamilton, and 

Creations.] Baronet, by K. Charles II. B.ofPaifley 
in the {hire of Renfrew, Anno 1591 ; B. of Abercorn in 
the county of Lanark, Anno 1604, 2 Jac. I. E. of the 
fame place ; B. of Hamilton, Mountcaflle, and Killpa- 
trick, 10 July 1606, 4 Jac. I. B. of Strabane, 8 May 
161 8, 16 Jac I. V. of Strabane and B. Mountcaftle in 
the county of Tyrone, 2 December 1701, 13 Will. III. 
and V. Hamilton of Hamilton in the county of Leicefler, 
SAuguft 1786, 26 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Ruby, three cinquefoils pierced, ermine. 
Crest.] In a ducal coronet, topaz, an oak-tree fruded 
and penetrated tranfverfely through the main ftem by a 
faw, proper, the frame gold. 

Supporters.] Two Antilopes, pearl, their horns^ 
ducal collars, chains and hoofs, topaz. 

Motto.] Sola Nobilitat Virtus. 
Seats.] Paifley in the lliire of Renfrew; and Witham 
in the county cf EiTex, 32 miles from London. 

*/■ • - Lord's Jour, III. 552. 


( 1^7 ) 


X H E family of Molefworth, anciently had their refi- 22 
i dence in the counties of Northampton and Bedford, where 
! they Bouriilied for. many ages, and particularly in the 
! reigns of Edward I. and II. in the perfon of Sir Walter 
I de Moldefworth, or Molefworth ; contemporary with 
I whom was John de Molefworth, who, 12 Edward I. was 
prefented to the Re6l:ory of North-Luffenham in the coun- 
ty of Rutland, by Edmond, Earl of Cornwall, fon of Rich- 
ard Plantagcnet, King of the Romans, youngeft fon of 
K. John. 

The aforcfaid Sir Walter de Molefworth, attended K. Sir 

Edward I. in his expedition to the Holy-Land againft the Wali^, 

infidels, (to which his coat-armour alludes) and 26 of 

that reign, was conftituted Sheriff of the counties of Bed- 

I ford and Bucks for the fpace of ten years * (an office ii?. 

I thofe early times of great trufl: and authority), — ^In 1306, 

I when the King on a grand Whitfuntide Fettival, to adorn 

I his court with great fplendour, and augment the glory of 

his intended expedition into Scotland, knighted Edward, 

I Earl of Caernarvoji his elded fon ; the young prince, im- 

1 mediately after that ceremony, at the altar in Weftminfter- 

I Abbey, conferred the fame honour on near 300 gentle- 

I men, the fons of Earls, Barons, and Knights, of which 

' number was Sir Walter de Molefworth : And that prince • 

i fucceeding to the throne, 7 July 1307, directed a charter 

of fummons * to Sir Walter and his lady, to attend at his 

coronation ; 

# The Charter runs thus. Rex dile-i^o et fidell fuo Waltero de Mol- 
lefwoith, et Conforti, Salutem. Quia hac mllanti die dominica poll 
felluni lancli \alentini apud Weilnionaiierlumproponimuscoronari, 
vobis mandamus, quatenus vos et Confers veftra hujufmodi Corona- 
tiouls noilrae folemniis, di6lis die et loco celebrandis, ad Cometivara 
nobis et cariiTimae Conforti noftras lfabella° Reginse Angliae, ob nofr- 


' Fuller's WorthieSj co. Bedford, 


coronation; appointing him that year, with Gilbert de 
Hohne, Sheriff of the aforefaid counties, and in 1313 fole 
Sheriff of the fame. ' — He was returned Knight for the 
county of Bedford to the iirft parhament of that King> 
which met at Weilmirider 5 of his reign, and (as was then 
the cuflom) had, with Gerard de Braybroke his colleague^ 
writs of their expences Iffued, for their attendance and fer- 
vice ; and three years after, he reprefented that connty 
again ; but not long furviving, was fucceeded by his 
Hugh. Hugh, who the fame year, with Henry de Tilly, was 
Knight of the county of Huntington, in the parhament 
held at York, having the hke writ for defraying his ex- 
Sir pences i and to him fucceeded his fon and heir Sir Wal- 
Walter. |.gj. ^^ Molefworth, whofe fon Richard is mentioned in 
Eichard, ^j^^ pipe rolls of Northamptonihire, 13 Edward III. (1339) 
in relation to a fine of 20I. for a pardon to him Sir Simon 
Drayton, Knt., John, his fon, William, fon of Thomas 
Seymour, and Simon Squire of Drayton, and others, at 
* the King's fuit, for an infringement of the peace belong-' 

ing to the royal cognizance, on the death of John de 
Sutton Lungeville.— He married Eleanor, daughter and 
• heir to Sir Thomas Mortimer of the county of Lincoln, 
(a defcendant of the noble houfe of Mortimer^ Barons of 
England in the reigns of Henry HI. and Edward I. whofe 
coat-armour Lord Molefworth bears in the fecond quarter) 
€^if and by her was anceftor to Sir Roger Molefworth of the 
3Roger. county of Huntington, Knt* whofe fon John, of the fame 
joha. county, became alfo feated at Helpefton in Northampton- 
ihire ; ferved the office of Efcheator for the county of 
I Rutland, and died 14 May 1542, ^ leaving John his heir> 

'Y then 26 years of age, who married Margaret, daughter 
1 and heir to William Weflcot of Hanfacre in Staffordihlre, 

Efq. and had five fons, Anthony his heir, anceftor to the 
Vifcount Molefworth 3 Robert, Bevil ; John; and Wing- 
Family ^John, the fourth fon, fettled at Pencarrow in the 
of county of Cornwall, and made a good addition to his for- 
Peiicar- tune by marriage with two wives j by the latter Philippa» 

-, ''°^^'' dauffhtei* 


tri et ipfius Confortls noflrse honorem faciendum perfonaliter, nio-» 
dis omnibus interfitls, et hoc, ficut nos deligeris, nuUatinus omit-' 
latis. Telle, &c. 8vo. Februarii. 

* Fuller'.^ Worthies, co. Bedford. 
- - ^ Inq. jpoii moriem. ^ Baroneiagfe of England , Edit, j 741, 


daughter of Henry Rolle of Heanton In Devonfiiire, Efq. 
he had only two daughters ; but by the former Catharine, 
eldefl daughter and coheir to John Hcnder of Botreaux- 
Caftle in Cornwall, Efq. he had two fons and two daugh- 
ters ; Render; John, killed in the expedition to the Ifle of 
Rhee, under the Duke of Buckingham ; Jane, married to 
William Rildonof Vilefton in Devonlhire, Efq.; and Eli- 
zabeth, to John Tredenham of Phllly in Cornwall, and 
was mother to Sir Jofeph Tredenham of Tregonan, Knt. 
who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Seymour 
of Berry-Pomroy, Baronet, and had IjiTue, Jofeph, who 
died an infant ; John ; and Seymour, who married Marga- 
ret, daughter of Thomas Lewis, Efq. reli6f of Sir Richard 
Tufton, Knt. and died in 1696, leaving her a widow ». 

Hender Molcfworth, Efq. the elder fon, born in 1597, 
married Mary, eldeft daughter of John Sparke,of the Friaiy 
in Plymouth, Efq. and had iffue three fons, John ; Ren- 
der ; and Richard, who died young. — Sir Render of 
Spring-Garden, the fecond fon, was bred a Merchant, 
and fettling in Jamaica, lived at St. Catharine's; was 
prefident of the council of that Ifland In the reign of Charles 
IL and upon the death of Sir Thomas Lynch, chofen 
to a6t as Governor by the conftltution of the Ifland, till a 
commiffion Ihould arrive from England appointing a fuc- 
ceflbr ; in which ftation he continued, until K. James IL 
15 September 1687, conferred the Government on Chrif- 
topher, Duke of Albemarle 2 : Upon whofe death, there, 
in the beginning of 1689 3, he fucceeded By commiffion 
from the King ; and favouring the revolution, was created 
a Baronet, 19 July 1689, (the firft advanced to that dig- 
nity by K. William ^) with limitation of the honour to his 
elder brother and his heirs male. — He married firft the 
daughter of Mr. Mangey, Goldfmith of London, widow 
of Mr.Thomas Tottle, Merchant, of Jamaica ; and fecond- 
ly, Mary, daughter of Thomas Temple of Frankton in 
WarwickQiire, Efq. widow of the aforefaid Sir Thomas 
Lynch, but by neither having iflue, his elder brother 

Sir John Molefworth of Pencarrow, Knt. fucceedfd to 
the title. He was knighted by K. Charles II. who con- 
ftituted him Vice-Admiral of the North parts of Cornwall^ 
in which he was continued by their majefties James, Wil- 

VoL. V. K ham, 

' Chauncy's Herefordflilre, 

* Gazette in that year. ^ Idem, 

•• He} lin'5 Catalogue of Baronets. 


liam, and Anne ; was member in K. William's laft parlia- 
ment for Bofliney, and in the firft of Q. Anne, for Left- 
withicL— His firll: wife was Margery, eldefl: daughter of 
Thomas Wife of S/dcnham in Devonflnire, Efq. fon of 
Sir Thomas Wif:^, Knii^ht of the Bath in the reign of 
Tames I. and fifter to Sir Edward Wife, alio Knight of 
the Bath, by whom he had three fons. Sir John ; Hender ; 
and Spirke ; and three daughters, Mary, Margery and 
Prudence. — His fecond lady was Margaret, eldell daughter 
of Sir Nicholas Slan^ng of MorilLow in Devonthire, Knt. ' 
(a commander o[ great diilinclion in the civil wars, who 
lotl: his hfe at the fiege of Briftol in the fervice of K. Char- 
les L) but by her had no illue. 

Sir John, the third Baronet, married the daughter of 
John Arfcott of Tetcott in DevonHiire, Efq. and by her^ 
who died oi the fmall-pox, at Blandford, in Dorfetfhire, 
had three fons and four daughters ; Sir John, his fucceffor ; 
Hender, who died at Newington 6 February 1732, unmar- 
ried ; Sparke, educated at Trinity-Hall, Cambridge, being 
a fellow commoner, and died at Naples 9 June 1 739 ; Pru- 
dence, Margaret, and Marv, all died unmarried; and 
Prudence, married to Hugh Gregor of Eifex-ftreet, Lon- 
don, Efq. died of the fmall-pox at Bath 2 May 1742, set. 
23, leaving an only daughter Jane. 

Sir John Molefworth of Pencarrow, the fourth Baronet 
was chofen to parliament for Newport in April I734> and 
in the parliaments which met in December 1744, May 
1747, and May 1754 for the county of Cornwall. In 
1728 he married Barbara, fecond daughter of Sir Nicholas 
Morrice of Werrington in Devonihire, Bart, and died 4 
April 1766, having had ifiue by her, who died of the 
fmall-pox 17 May 1735, ae.t. 24 and was buried in Eglo- 
fhale Church, Cornwall, two fons ; John, who fucceeded ; 
and William of Wenbury, in Devon, who died at Bath 
9 February 1762. — Sir John, the fifh and prcfent Baro- 
net, is Colonel of the Militia and Knight of the (hire for 
Cornwall; 28 September 1755, he married Frances, 
dau<ihter and coheir to Tames Smvth of St Andries in So- 
merfet, Efq. and bv her, who isdeceafed, had one Ton, Wil- 
liam ; he married fecondly, 22 June 1762, Barbara, daugh- 
ter of Sir ]ohn St. Aubyn, oi' Clowance in Cornw'ail, Bart, 
and had iilue John, Hender, and Barbara '. 
Antloriv. ^^"^ ^^^^' Pi^^cced witii Anthony, the eldefl fon of John 
Molefworth and Ivlargaret Wetlcot. — By his marriage with 
Cicely, daughter and heir to Thomas Hurland of Fcthcrin- 



gay in the county of Northampton, Efq. he became pof- 
felfed of that inheritance, and made it his principal place 
of rendence ; but being a man of great generofity and 
horpitality,.and profufely entertaining Q^ Elizabeth, at 
that his feat feveral days, at different times, he fo far in- 
volved himfelf in debt, that (to Ihew he was as juft as he 
uas generous) he fold the beft part of his eftate, and dif- 
pofed of Helpefton to an anceftor of Earl Fitz-William.— « 
He left two fons, WilHam ; and Nathaniel, who accompa- 
nied Sir Walter Raleigh in his voyage to Guinea, and after 
his return, perifhed by fhipwreck on his pafTage to Ire- 

William Molefworth, Efq. the elder fon, took Ihare William,' 
I "with the Duke of Buckingham in his unfortunate expedi- 
i tion to the Ifle of Rhee, in aid of the Rochellers, and by 
j his fon-in-law, Gervais Holies, Efq. (a worthy and au- 
thentic Antiquary) isftyled, Protribunus Militum fub Regi- 
mine Peregrini Bertie Militis.^—W^ married Mary, daughter 
of Sir Francis Palmes, of Athwell in the county of Rut- 
land, and left iffue three fons, Guy, Edward, and Robert, 
who all bore arms in the fervice of K. Charles I. and a 
1 daughter married to the faid Gervais Holies, Efq. — Guy, j 

i the eldeft fon, going early into foreign parts, ferved under 
Bernard, Duke of Saxe-Weifmar many years, and re- 
turned home, by that Duke's leave, in 1639 ; foon after 
which the civil wars breaking out, he engaged in behalf 
1 of his Sovereign ; was Captain-Lieutenant of the Gene- 
raFs company (the Earl of Northumberland) and in 1642 
Lieutenant-Cplonel to Prince Maurice's R.egiment of 
horfe, to the command of which he afterwards fucceeded *. 
■ — Edward, the fecond fon, was Captain-Lieutenant to Sir 
Charles Vavafor in 1640 ; Captain in 1642 of a foot com- 
pany in Ireland ; afterwards colonel of foot, and Major- 
General. He married the daughter of ' Hatbsan, 

and by her, who was buried in St. John's church, Dublin 
II April 1654, had three daughters, Mary, Jane, and 
Frances '. 

K 3 Robert, 

* He is faid by fome, to die without iffue ; but it appears from aii 
infcription on a fmall marble Monument in the church of Swords, 
that a daughter of Colonel Guy Molefworth of London was the 
firft wife of Henry Scardevile, Dean of Cloyne, Archdeacon of 

; Roffe, Prebendary and Vicar of Swords, who died s February 1703. 

i and was buried under the faid Monument. She died in childbirth, 

I and left no illue. (Lodge.) 

i ' St. John's P.egiftry and Dr. Dudley Loftus's MSS. i:i Ss* SepW- 
chre's Lib, 


Robert. Robert, the youngeft fon of William, fcrvcd under his 
brother Guy throughout the civil war, in the flat ion of a 
Captain ; >ind after this kinc^dom of Ireland was delivered up 
by the Marquefs of Ormond to the parliament of England, 
he became an adventurer for carrying on the war, in order 
to reduce it to their obedience, by making three feveral fub- 
fcriptions, two of 600I. each, and one of 3C0I. for which he 
had allotted 2500 acres of land, Iriih meafure, in the Baro- 
nies of Mof^heriiallin andLune in the countvof Meath '. 
He afterwards became a very eminent merchant of Dub- 
lin, and in hiijh confidence with the government, then 
prefiding in Ireland ; by whom 25 May, 1653, he was 
appointed withx)thers, to take fubfcriptions within the city 
^ and divihon of Dublin, for the relief of the poor thereof 2, 
and having a difference with Mr. Yanhoohan touching the 
ium of 1 152I. due to him for the vi6fual!ing and tranfport- 
ing of 512 men fnto Spain, at the rate of 45s. for each 
man, it was referred by the government 22 June i753>to 
Ald'^rman Daniel Hutchinfon, Alderman Thomas Hookc, 
Mr. Peter Wybrant, and Mr. Samuel Wefton, or any 
three of them, who were to call the parties before them, and 
iettle their difference if they could before the 27 of that 
month, and if not, to certify their proceedings and opini- 
ons upon the whole matter to the commiffioners of the com- 
monwealth ^ ; and 7 December that year, the Surveyors of 
the revenue and {lores were ordered to contraQ: with him 
for fo much cloth, as fhould be fufiicient for a thoufand 
tents, with the other materials neceifary for making up the 
fame, after the ufual proportions. — Alfo, the inconvenien- 
cies attending the publick, and the many fufferings and 
Jolfes of the merchants, by the want of Rationed (hips to 
fcrve all public occafions on the coaft, being very great, 
the commiffioners fought to redre's them, and to that end, 
in 1654, agreed with Mr. Molefworth for the viclualling, 
from time to time, fuch fnips at Dublin, as fhould be de- 
ligned for that fervice, with provifions of all forts, both for 
quality and price, as the vitluallers did the Protector's fhip5 
in England ; the comraifiioners having often experienced 
the greatcif want of Ihips of force here to arifi? from their 
frequent retiring to Chefter, Liverpoole, or elfewhere, to 
viQuai, v/here they generally lay for a long time, pretend- 
ing the want of w ind to come from thence : To prevent 


» Sr. Johii's Regillry and Dr. "Dudley Loftus's MSS, 
^ Book of orders ofpiivy council, M<^, i-. p. 475: -^ Idem. 244. 


which, they took that courfe for their prefent vidual on 
any emergent occafions, and he conlraded with them to 
fupply 200 men, aboard the Wren Pink, the Greyhound, 
and other frigates, appointed for guard of the Irilh coaft * ; 
\^ not long after he preferred a petition to the commifli- 
oners of parliament, fetting forth, that in purfuance of his 
faid contra^:, he had victualled the IVnn Pink for two 
months, the charge whereof amounted to 87I. los. and 
made feveral further provifions for the winter quarter ; 
*but the money contra6ted for on the State's part, not be- 
ing paid, he was dcfirous to relinquiih his contrad, his 
difburfements being fatisfied, and his provifions being taken 
off his hands and put into the (tores. Upon coniideiation 
whereof, it was referred 26 January 1654 to the commif- 
lioners general of the revenue and (lores, to enquire what 
viftuals he had to fpare, that the fame might be taken off 
his hands for the fpeedy victualling the faid {hips, at 
reafonable prices, and therein to proceed for the good of the 
commonwealth's interefl, and to report the particulars of 
the whole charge of victualling thofe fhips with fuch pro- 
vifions as were fo' made, that order might be given for 
payment thereof^. 

On 15 Auguft 1656 be made his will, and devifed all 
his lands in the baronies of Screene and Lune in the 
county of Meath, to his loving wife Judith, and the 
heirs of their bodie55, remainder to her and her heirs for 
ever; and (except a few legacies,) viz. to his fiiier Holies 
40I. a year for life; to his brother Edward 20I. to his 
own wife all her jewels, all his plate, and 2000I. Englifh, 
in fatisfaCtion of what he was obliged to perform by their 
marriage articles and in lieu of dower ^ ; the reft of his • 
cftate, real andperfonal, to his loving father and mother- 
in-law, John and Margaret BjiTe, whom he appointed 
executors ; out of which they were to give to the child or 
children, which his wife then went withal, or [houlcj 
thereafter have by him, fuch portion as they ihould think 
fit, and have the tutelage, guardianfnip, education and 
difpofal of it, or them, as if their own *. 

K 3 He 

* K. Charles II. by patent, dated 12 May 1668, confirmed the 
faid lands to his wife and child, viz. to her for life-, reraainder to 
her ion and the heirs of his body •, remainder to her and her heirs 
i forever, at the yearly rent of 7I. 15s. lod. i-4th. 

» Book of Entries in Council Oliice. 2 Idem, 

-5 Prerog, Otf. 


He departed this life 3 September that year, and was 
buried 9 in St. Audoen's church, Dublin *. He married 
10 0<5iober 1654 Judith, elder daughter and coheir (that 
furvived of twenty-one children) to John ByfTe, Efq. * 
and by her, who re-married with Sir "Vv ilHam Titchburn^, 
Knt. and was mother of Henry, Lord Ferrard, had 

Robert, Robert Molefworth, Efq. his only child, created Lord Vif- 
' count Molefworth, who was born at Dublin in September 

' i*count. £^^^ d^ys after his father's death ^, where he received Uni- 
verfity education, and" by his great merit and fervices to 
the crown, raifed himfelf and family to the honours they 
now enjoy. In 1688, when the Prince of Orange entered 
Enp^Iand, to reftore its violated liberties and laws, he diftin- 
guifhed himfelf by an early and zealous appearance in de- 
fence of the true religion and liberty of his country, of 
which he continued a fteady afTerter to his death, at the haz- 
ard of his perfon and fortune ; being attainted by K. James's 
parliament 7 May 1689, and having his eftate of 2825I. , 
a year fequellered. But when K. William was fettled on \\ 
the throne, he called Mr. Molefworth, for whom he had i; 
a particular efteem, into his privy council, and in 1692 j 
fent him envoy extraordinary to the court of Denmark, ,\ 
where, in that honourable ftation, he refided feveral years ;! 
and made thofe ufeful remarks on tyrannical government, , 
with which, after his return, he obliged the publick in 
an account of that country, f which is generally efteem- j 
cd, and hath been tranflated into feveral languages. 
/ He) 

* He defcended from the ancient family of BylTe in the coimty i 
of Somerfet ; was recorder of Dublin during the ufurpation -, and 
29 March 1660 appointed Chief Baron of the exchequer ; having 
9 July 1667 a grant of the fort of Philipftown. His wife was i 
Margaret, fifter to Sir Gerard Lowther, Knt. Baron of the exche- j 
quer, and Lord Chief Juftice of the court of common pleas, (which i 
• Sir Gerard mentions her in his will as wife to John Bylfe, Efq. re» j 
corder of Dublin) and dying 28 January 1679, he was buried 3 J 
February in St. Audoen's church. ; 

-Y Behdes his hiftorv of Denmark, he wrote an addrefs to the ! 
houfe of commons, for the encouragement of agriculture ; tranflat- 
ed FiT/^wro G«///« , alatin treatife, written by the civilian //oZ/^wrt;?, 
giving an account of the free (late of France aud other parts of 
Europe, before the encroachments made on their liberties; and 


» Uiiler Office. « Idem. 


He ferved his country in the houfe of commons in both 
kingdoms, bein^ chofcn for the borough of Swords in 
Ireland, and for thofe of St. Michael, Bodmyn, and Eall- 
Rctford in England ; his conda61: in the fenate being firm 
and intrepid in the fupport of liberty, and the conrtimtion 
of his country, which though fometimes difagrceable to 
particular perfons and parties, when his maxims hap- 
pened to clafli with their private intereft, yet it has been 
applauded by all parties, in their turns, as foon as the 
warm fit was over, and the humours of the nation had 
fettled. — He was a memljer of the privy council to Q. 
Anne, until the latter end of her reign, when party run- 
ning high, he was removed from the board, in January 
1713, upon a complaint againft him from the lower houfe 
of convocation ', prefentcd 22 December by the prolocutor, 
to the Houfe of Peers, charging him with fpeaking thefe 
words, the day before in the prefcnce chamber, pui)lickl v, in 
the hearing of a great many perfons ; Tbey thai have turn- .- 
edthe world upftde down, are come hither aljo : And for af- 
fronting the clergy in convocation, when they prefentcd 
their addrefs in favour of the Lord Chancellor Phipps. 

Having conftantly afierted and ftrenuoufly maintained 
the ferene houfe of Hanover's right of fucceffion to the 
throne; and being adorned with all the endowments of 
nature, profitable to the publick,K. George I. on the form- 
ing of his privy-council in Ireland, made him a member 
thereof 9 Odober 17 14, and the next month a commifli- 
oner of trade and plantations ; advancing him alfo to 
the Peerage by privy feal, dated at St. James's 21 June, 
and by patent * 16 July 1716, by the titles of Baron of 


'is reputed the author of feveral pieces, written with great force of 
reafon and mafcniline eloq\ience, in defence of liberty, th* confti- 
tucion of his country, and the common rights of mankind. And 
certain it is, that few men of his fortune and quality, have been 
more learned, or more highly efteemed by men of learning, as is 
evident f/oni the writings of the Earl of Shaftfbury, Mr. Locke, 

JMr. Molyneux, and other?, , 

* The preamble. Cum plurimis Exemplisc onflet Majores noftros 
quoties optimos Viros ad Honores provexerint, non minus bono pub- 
lico confuluiffe, quam Virtutem privatam remuneraife -, Nobis 
iifaem veftigiis libenter inhltentibus, :equilTimum vifum ell dilecluni 
et perquam fidelem Conciliarium nollrum Robertum Molef worth 
Procertt'i'i ill Ordinem confcribere, utpote omnl Hor.oris incre- 


» Lord's Journ, I. 441, ' 



Philipdown, and Vifcount Molefworth of Swords, with 
the creation fee of 20 marcs ; and I July 1719 he took his 
feat in the houfe of Peers'. — His Lordfliip was Fellow of 
the Royal Society, and continued to ferve his country with 
indefatigable induftry and uncorrupted integrity, till the 
two lafl: years of his life ; when perceiving himfelf worn 
out with conftant application to publick affairs, he paiTed 
the remainder of his days in a learned retirement. 

He married Letitia, third daughter of Richard, Lord! 
Coloony, fifter to Richard, Earl of Bellamont ; and mak- 
ing his will, 30 April 1725, devifed 50I. towards building 
a church at Philipftown ; dying at his feat 22 May fol- 
lowing, aet. 69, he was buried at Swords, having had iiTuc 
by her, who died 18 March 1729, feven fons and four 
daughters, viz. 

(i) John, his fucceffor. 

(2) Richard, - who fucceeded his brother. 

William, a Captain in the w^ars v/ith Spain, who 11 De- 
cember 1 7 145 was appointed fupervifor and valuer of his 
Majefty's honours, manors, melfuages, &c. and furveyor 


mento dignifTimiim, five Majorum five ipfms refpiciantur Merita, 
five quid ab optima Prolis non degeneris Indole expeCtandum fit: 
Ea nempe domo Saxor.ica ortus, quam ab antiquiflimis temporibus 
perillufhem reddiderunt Viri militari Laude confpicui, pluribus 
Virtutis at Pietatis erga Patriam Monumentis cohoneilati ; qu;e, i 
Proavis fibi tradita, ad haec ufque tempera ir.taminata exhibuerunt 
Poileri. Stirpe tarn clara dignum fe pr^Oltit, et illani infuper 
illuftravit Robertus Molefworth, ornatus fcilicet omnibus Natur;« 
et Ingenii dotibus, quibus Relpublicas prodeife poflit, et profuit, 
fub aufpiciis invidlifTimi Herois Guliehni tertii mature extitit ver?e 
Religionis atque Libertatis Yindex acerrimus ; et eafdem Partes 
couitanter faiVmens, noftrum in hxc P.pgna fuccedendi Jus, diffi- 
cillimis etlam Temporibus, eo animo iiique viribus afieruit, ut non 
minus ab Inimicis Patriae periclitatus fit, quam de nobis et Bonis 
omnibus benemeritus. Quamcunque demum fufcepit Provinciam. 
vel in Aulis exteris Orator, vel ad Senatum tarn Britannicum quam 
Hibernicum delegatus, vel in Secretiori Regni Hiberni^ Concilio 
cooptatus, Fidelem, Fortem, et Perfpicacem fe prarbuit, et de 
Patri?ie totiufque Europas falute impenfe follicitum ; quibus Re- 
"bus gerendis private ejus opes non auft?c fedimminutre •, cum Re- 
llgio ei femper fuerit malis publicis crefcere, mediifque in Patriae 
procellis Domum fuam ftabilire. Viro autem tali, Genera, Mori- 
tus, tantifque Meritis infigni, iUuftria Virtutum pr^mia diutius 
defiderari nolentes, eos, quos Modeflia fua fedulo defugerit Titulos 
(hoc ipfo dignior) nos ultro largiri ftatuimus. Sciatis igitur, &c. 
(Rot. Anno 3 Geo I. 3.p. f.) 

^ Lord's Jour. I, 602 


of lands, which was renewed to him by K. George II. 26 
O6lober 1727. He v; as alfo i Auguft 1717 made ainager, 
feal-mafter, and colledor of the fubfidy and ainage of all 
faleable and vendible cloths, kerfies, cotton?, ruggs, and 
all cloths called the old drapery, made in Ireland, and ' 
offered to fale, {hipped or embarked, throughout the king- 
dom for the term of 31 years, at the rent of lol. a year. 
And in the reign of K. George I. being chofen to parlia- 
ment for the borough of Philipflown, continued many 

years its reprefentative. On 25 July 1726 he married 

Anne, eldeft daughter of Robert Adair of Hollybrook in the 
county of Wicklow, Efq. member of Parliament for Phi- 
fipilown, (who died 31 July 1737, and deceafed at Bath 
6 March 1770, having had iffue by her, who died there 
in June 1767, three Tons and fix daughters viz. Robert, 
baptized 22 December 1729, appointed in 06lober 1745 
Cornet, and in January 1753, Lieutenant of a troop in 
his uncle's regiment of dragoons ; John ; Richard bap- 
tized 5 June 1737, entered into holy orders, and in July 
1762, married the only child of James Clark of Moulfey 
in Surrey, Efq. Letitia, married to Captain George John- 
fton of Stephen's-Green, Dublin, and died 15 February 
1764; Elizabeth, married 31 Auguft 1756, to Richard 
Holmes Gent. Juliana, baptized 22 January 1734; Jane, 
Amelia, and Ifabella, one of whom 20 Ausruft 1770 became 
the wife of Knight Mitchell of Shute-Lodge in the coun- 
ty of Devon, Efq. 

Edward, a Captain alfo in the Spanifh war, who In Ja- (4) 
nuary 1725 had a company given him in Colonel Handa- 
fyd's regiment, and in July 1737 was promoted to a majo- 
rity in General Moyle's. In September 17 18, he married 
firft Catharine, daughter and coheir to Thomas Middleton 
of Stanfted-Montfitchet in the county of ElTex, Efq. by 
her who died at Waltham in Effex in January 1731, he 
had a fon Robert, born 16 April 17 19, who died in Janua- , , 
ry following; by his fecond wife Catharine, who died 15 
February 1748, and was buried at St. Anne's church Dub- 
lin he had one daughter and a fon, Nicholas, who was in- 
terred with his mother 26 June 1750; and dying 29 
November 1768, left jffue by his third wife Mary, two 
fons, John and Robest \ 


* Chancery Bill filed 3 May 1759, and Lodge. 


(5) WaUer, a^fo in the army; he married, and had two 

daughters, Mary who died in June 1772 ; and Elizabeth 
who died in Augufl: 1766 *. 

(5) Coote, who 25 April i 728 was honoured by his Majefty 

with the degree of Dodor of Phyfick, when he vifited the 
Univerfityof Cambridge; was ele6led Fellow of the Roy- 
al Society 18 March 1730; appointed Phyfician to the 
garrifon of Minorca 30 September 1735 ; and 13 July 
1742 had the de2:ree of M. D. conferred on him by the 
Univerlity of Dublin ; he died 29 November 1782, aged 85. 

(7) Byffe, chofen to parliament in 1726 and 1727 for the 

borough of Swords, and 30 April 1738 made collector of, 
the port of Coleraine, which he exchanged in May the 
next year for the clerkfhip of the land-permits, and was 
thence removed to be principal clerk in the fecretary's of- 
fice to the commiflioners of the revenue.— —7 Decem- 
ber 1 73 1 he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Cole 
of Ennificillen, Efq. widow of Edward Archdall of Caf- 
le-Archdall in the county of Fermanagh, Efq. and died 
in 1779, having had by her who died in Dublin in 
January 1770, eight fons and four daughters, viz. 
Richard, who died 11 November 1736, and was bu- 
ried at St. Peter's; Arthur, born in 1737, Major 
of the fourteenth regiment of dragoons, which he rc- 
figned in June 1766, and married in 1764 Catharine- 
Vane, daughter of Walter Fletcher of Hutton-Hall in 
Cumberland, Efq. ; Robert, Captain in the thirty-eighth 
regiment, and married in 17 70 to a daughter of Mr. Rofe 
of Limerick ; George ; Ponibnby ; Bouchier ; William ; 
John-Cole; Caroline, baptized 2 January 1734, and mar- 
ried 4 December 1756 to Charles Walker, Efq. a Mafter 
in Chancery; Florence, baptized 7 February 1735, mar- 
ried to Rev. Thomas Colclough fon of Csefar Colclough of 
DufFren-Hall in the county of Wexford, Efq. ; Alice, and 
Catharine-Amelia, both deceafed ^. 

|(i) Daughter Margaret, baptized 9 February 1677, died 19 

July 1759. 

(2) Mary, * married to George Monck of Stephen's-green, 

Efq. and died in 17 15 f. Charlotta- 

* She left acolle6l)on of Poems, which her father published and 
dedicated to Queen Caroline, when Princefs of Wales. 
Family of 't^ Charles Monck of St. Stephen's-green in Dublin, Efq. with ■ 
Monck, Thomas Maule, ofPitlivie, Efq. from whom the Earl of Pan mure i 

defcended, < 

« tiller's Office. a Lodge Col. 


* Charlotta-Amelia, appointed 28 February 17 14 one of (3) 
the bed-chamber women to the Princefs of Wales, and 


defcended, a title now ext;in6l, was conftituled in 1627 furveyor-ge- 
neral of all the culloms in Ireland •, he married the eldell daughter 
of Sir John Blenerhaifett, Knt. baron of the exchequer, in the reign 
of K. James I. and had illue a daughter Elizabeth, and a fon Hen- 
Iry Monck, Efq. who i May 1673 married Sarah, daughter and 
heir to Sir Thomas Stanley of Grange-Gorman near Dublin, Knt. 
and had feven fons and three daughters, viz. George, his heir •, and 
Charles of whom hereafter ; William of the Middle Temple, (bap- 
tized 27 06lober 1692, married Dorothy, fourth daughter of Tho- 
mas Bligh of Rathmore in the county of Meath, Efq. and filler to 
John, created Earl D.-\rnley) ; George, buried at St. Michan's 27 
July 1726; Chriliopher and Henry who died infants-, Thomas, 
baptized 22 June 1676, who died without iiVue ; daughter Jane, 
baptized 8 February 1673, died an infant; Rebecca, (married to 
John Forfter, Efq. chief juflice of the court of common pleas, and 
by him, who married fecondly Dorothy, youngell filler to George 
the firft Lord Carbury, had iiVue two daughters, and a fon Richard, ^ 

■who in 1721 married Elizabeth, fecond daughter of Richard Geer- 
ing, one of the fix clerks in chancery, and dying 27 February 1737 
left three co-heirs, viz. Anne, married to John Hill-Forlter, fon of 
Edward Hill, Efq. Lieutenant of the Ordnance in Ireland ; Eliza- 
beth, married to George Tuffenell, Efq. of MIddlefex ; and Re- , 
becca, to Sir Francis Lumm of Lummville in the King's County, 
Bart, fo created 24. February 1775. — Sarah, or Anne, elder daugh- 
ter of Chief Juftice Forlter, married 1 Augud 1728 George Berke- 
ley, D. D. the celebrated Bllhop of Cloyne, and deceafed in 1786, 
having had by him, who died at Oxford 14 January 1753, feveral 
children, of whojn the fecond fon George Berkeley, prebendary of 
Canterbury, chancellor of Brecknock, vicar of Cookham in Berks, 
and of Eall Peckham in Kent, took the degree of LL. D. 12 Febru- 
ary 1768; in 1760 he married a daughter of Rev. Mr. Frenfham, 
redlor of White-Waltham in Berks, and has iilue one fon George 
Berkeley, Efq, — Elizabeth the younger daughter married John 
Rofe, JEfq. of Scotland, by whom fhe had one fon now in holy or- 
ders) ; Elizabeth (baptized 11 June 1684, married in June 1707 
Jofeph Kelly of Kelly-mount in the county of Kilkenny, Efq. flie 
died 20 February 1743-4, leaving ilfue by him, who died 21 May 
1713) ; — Charles Monck of Grange-Gorman, fecond fon of Henry br 
Sarah Stanley, was baptized 19 May 1678, and admitted at the Irifh 
bar; 23 October 1705 he married Agneta Hitchcock, and died ia 
1752, having had by his faid wife, who died 4 May 1753, eight ' 

fons and fix daughters, of whom John, Charles, George-Stanley, 
William, Charles, Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah, Agneta, ^nd Anne 
died young ; the fecond fon was drowned 23 June 1738, as he was 
bathing in the fea at Clontarfe ; thofe who furvived were Henry, 
Thomas, and Anne, who married Henry Quin, Efq. profeffor of 
phyfick, and died 4 November 1788. Henry, the eldeft fon, mar- 
ried 8 November 1739, the Lady Ifabella Bentlnck, fecond daugh- 
ter of Henry, Duke of Portland, by whom he had a fon William- 
Stanley, who died at Charleviile in the cQunty of Wicklow 13 No- 



was married in December 1712 to Captain William Titch- 
burne, only furviving fon of Henry, Lord Ferrard, (by his 
"wife Arabella, lifter to Sir Thomas Taylor, Bart.) and by 
him, who died before his father, had one fon that died 
young ; and three daughters, two of whom were living in 
1754, viz. Arabella, married in May 1744 to Francis 
Wyat of Shakeiford in Middlefex, Efq. ; and Willielmina. 


vember 1746, ?et. 6 years -, and t^vo daughters, Elizabeth, baptized 
i2 February 1742, who became the wife of George De la Peer 
Beresford, Earl of Tyrone, to whom, on her father's demife, fhe 
"brought a perfonal fortune of 5 00, cool. ; Anne, the fecond daugh- 
ter baptized 5 March 1747, died 11 September 1762 : Hedeceafedin 
T787, and was f\icceeded in his eiiates of Grange-Gorman, &c. by 
his nephew Charles-Stanley, fon of his brother Thomas Monck, 
counfellor at law, who died in 177^, leaving iiTue by Judith, eldeft 
daughter of Robert Mafon of Mafon-Brook in the county of Gal- 
way, Efq. whom he married 15 Otlober 1753; Anne-lfabella, 
inarried in 1777 to Sir Cornwallis Maud, Bart, created Lord de 
Montalt ; and four fons, viz. Charles-Stanley aforefaid, who iri 
1785 naarried Anne, fecond daughter of Henry Quin of Dublin, 
M, D. and has ilTue Henry and Anne -, Henry-Stanley a Lieute- 
' jiant in the thirteenth regiment of foot; Thomas-Stanley, in holy- 
orders ; and William-Domville-Stanley, a Student in the Temple. 
We return now to George Monck, Efq. eldeft fon of Henry by Sarah 
Stanley, he married firft, as in text, Mary, fecond daughter of Ro- 
bert the firft Vifcount Molef worth, {he dying in 1715, he married fe- 
condly Anne, fifth daughter of Henry Ponfonby of Crotto in the 
county of Kerry, Efq. widow of George Brabazon, and of Alder- 
man David Colfart of Dublin, but by her who died in 1734 had no 
iftue. He left iffue by his firft wife one fon Henry-Stanley •, and two 
daughters, viz. Sarah (the authorefs of fome elegant poetical 
pieces, which, after her deceafe, were publiflied by Lord Molef- 
"worth her grandfather, under the title of Poems by Miranda, fhe 
married Robert Mafon of Mafon-Brook in the county of Galway, 
Efq. and by him who died in 1739 had iifue) ; and Margaret mar- 
ried firft, 4 April 1730, to Henry Butler of Roifroe, in the county 
of Clare, Efq. and fecondly to Brownjohn, Efq. Henry Stan- 
ley Monck of St. Stephen's-green, Efq. furveyor-general of the cuf- 
toms, married Jane, daughter and coheir to Henry Percy, Efq. 
, and died 28 February 1745, having had iiiue by his Lady, who died 
12 June 1742, two daughters, viz. Letitia, baptized 12 June 1735 ; 
and Jane who died in May 1754 ; and two ions, George-Paul, his 
heir; and Henry-Percy, baptized 31 July 1736, who married 24 

December 1757 Rofe, daughter of M'Donnell of Caftlebar, 

Efq. and died in 1778 or 1779, leaving illue, George-Paul Monck 
of St. Stephen's-green, Efq. who rebuilt the manfion-houfe there, 
ferved in parliament for the borough of Coieraine in the county of 
^ Derry, and 24 April 1755 married Lady Aramintha Beresford, 
lixth daughter of Marcus, Earl of Tyrone, and hath iiTue. (Re- 
giftrles of the parifties of St. Peter, St. Anne, and St. Michan ; Pe- 
^ digree of BlenerhalTet ; Prerogative Oiiice ; information of Rt. 

Hon. J, M. Mafon ^ and Lpd^e.) 


J.etitia, married to Edward Bolton of Brazed in the (4) 
county of Dublin, Efq. member of parliament for 
Swords *. 

John, the fecond Vifcount Molefworth* was baptized 4 John, 
December 1679. ^^ May 17 10 he was appointed a com- ^ 
milTioner of the ftamp office, and the fame month fent en- ^"^^o^fit- 


* Sir Edward Bolton of the county of Lancafter, Knt. was father 
<rf Sir Richard Bolton, recorder of the cirj' of Dublin in 1607, who 
received the honour of Knighthood, and was fuccelfively appointed 
Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and Lord Chancellor of Ireland •, he 
married Frances, daughter of Richard Walter of Stafford, Efq. and n 

died in November 1648, leaving Edward, his heir, and feveral 
daughters, of whona Anne, born in 1603, married Arthur Hill 
of HillfL'orough, Elq. and was interred at St. Bride's Dublin 7 Ja- 
nuary 1636. — Sir Edward, the fon, was folicltor-general, and ap- 
pointed chief baron of the Exchequer, from whence he was removed 
I by the ufurping powers, and had his houfe oi ihe BeSiiffe pillaged 
' in the war ; in 1651 he was a commiiTioner for adminiftration of 
juitice at Dublin, with a falary of 200I. a year on the eftablifhment; 
, he was feated at Brazeel in the county of Dublin, and left ilfue a 
fon Nicholas, and a daughter Anne, married firil to Thomas Ad- / 
derly, and fecondly to Alexander Pigott of Inifhonan in the coun- . . . 

ty of Cork, Efqrs. — Nicholas of Brazeel, Efq. 1 May 1649 niarried 
Anne, fecond daughter of Nicholas Loftus of Fethard in the county 
' of Wexford, Efq. and dying 1 Augull 1692 was buried at St. 
Bride's, having iifue by her, who died 2 January 1690, three fons 
, and four daughters, viz. Edward, his heir ; Richard, heir to his 
brothers ; Nicholas who died young •, Magdalen who died young j 
i Ifabella (born 22 December 1657, married 16 May 1695 to Sir 
I Mark Rainsford, Knt. Alderman of Dublin, died 9 September 
1709, and was buried at St. James's Dublin, having ilTue by him, 
who died 10 November following, and was buried with her at St. 
James's); Francis; and Margaret, married to Theophilus Jones, 
ofBallvmore, in the county ofLeitrim, Efq. — Edward, the eldeft 
fon, was born at Fethaid 17 Oftober 165a, and in 1696 married Eli- 
nor eldeft daughter of Maurice Keating of Narraghmore in the county 
of Kildare, Efq. but dying in London in 06lober 1705 without ilfue, 
w^as fucceeded by his brother Richard, the father of Edward of Bra- 
zeel, Efq. wh© married Letitia, youngeft daughter of Robert Vif- 
count Molefworth, as in, text, and dying 5 Augull 1758 was interred 
at Swords, having had four fons and five daughters, viz. Richard 
and Edward who died young-, Robert, his fuccelfor; Theophilus, 
appointed a commilfioner for managing and directing the ftate lot- 
tery in Ireland ; Elizabeth 5 Letitia, married to Rev. Guftavus 
Hamilton; Anna-Catharina, born 11 July 1721 ; Anna-Maria, 
baptized 6 May 1724, married Captain John Grant, and had iffue ; 
and Charlotte. — Robert of Brazeel, Efq. 13 July 1754, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Blenerhaffet, Efq. and had ilfue. (St. 
Anne's Regiftry ; MS. Pedig. penes J. L. Decree in Chancery in 
>673, Council Office, Black Book of the Society of King's Inns^ 
and Peerage, Edit. 1754, III, 7.12..) 


voy extraordinary to the Duke of Tufcany, who 23 Apri! 
17 1 1 N. S. received him with particular marks of honour 
and diftiiisStion 18 December 1715 he fucceeded his fa- 
ther as one of the commiffioners of trade and plantations, 
being then his Majefty's Plenipotentiary to the King of 
Sardinia, to whom, in June 1720, he was fent envoy ex- 
traordinary ; and was alfo his Majefty's minifter at Flo- 
rence, Venice, and Switzerland, which he held, till his 
father's death called him to Ireland, where he arrived from 
his embaiTy at Turin 8 July 1725, and took his feat in the 
Houfe of Peers 7 September following ^ 

He married Mary, one of the five daughters and co- 
heirs of Thomas Middleton of Stanfted-Montfitchet in Ef- 
iex, Efq. member of parliament for that county, by his 
wite Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Richard, Lord Onflow, 
but his Lordlhip dying in London 17 February 1725, 
leaving his Lady with * child, which proved a daughter, 
born 8 May 1726, named Mary, and after married in 
1 751 to Frederick Gore, Efq. clerk of the quit rents, and 
member of parliament for the borough of Tulike, the ho- 
nours and eftate devolved on his next brother 
Richard, Richard, the third Vifcount Molefworth, who being 
.y.r ^ defigned by his father for the profellion of the law, was 
fent to jfiniih his ftudies at the Temple ; but his genius lead- 
ing him to a more a6live life, he difpofed of his books, 
and, attended by a faithful fervant, went into Flanders, 
prefented himfelf to his father's intimate friend George, 
Earl of Orkney, and ferved a volunteer in the army, until 
that Nobleman in 1702 gave him a pair of colours. His 
merit during the courfc of the war raifed him to the poft of 
Captain of horfe, and Aiddu Camp to the Duke of Marl- 
borough, in which ftation he diftinguiflied himfelf in a •! 
particular manner at the battle of Ramillies, Avhen, at the ' 
manifeft hazard of his own life, he certainly (under God) 
preferved that of the General f. And he not only conti- 

* Lady Molefworth died in Hill-ftreet London, 12 Auguft 1766, ' 
and was buried in the family vault in Yorklhire. 

-f The truth of this fignal tranCaCtion has hitherto been fupprefied 
or very obfcurely related, thefulleft accounts given of it, amounting 
to no more than; that " At the battle of Ramillies, fought cii 
" Whiti'unday 23 May 1706, the Duke of Marlborough being ap~ 
" prehenfive of the danger, to which the Dutch troops v.ere expofed, 
*' galloped Hum the right to the left, and in the way ordered the in- 

** fantry 

^ Lords Jour. IL 805. 


nued tofervc his countryduiing the whole war in Flanders, 
wherein he expofcd himlelf to the greateft dangers, and 


*' fantry in the centre to engage, which was the grand attack. In 
*' his palfage cofuccour the Dutch horie, he twice narrowly nulfed 
" lofmg his Hfe, for in attempting to leap a ditch, his horfe threw 
*' him, where he was immediately furrounded by the enemies dra- 
*' goons, but an Englifh Iquadron difengaged him ; and as his Aid- 
*' de-camp Colonel Bringtield held his itirup for him to moimt ano- 
*' ther horfe, the colonel had his head fhot ofl by a cannon-ball, which 

*' at the fame time ihmned his Grace." Mr. Brodrick, in his 

compleat hilfory of that war, differs from this account, and fays, 
" That while the Duke was rallying fome, and giving his orders to 
'* others to charge, he was in very great danger ; for, being fingled 
*' out by feveral of the refoluteit of the enemy, and having the mis- 
" fortune of faliuig from his horfe, he had either been killed or til- 
*' ken prifoner, if fome of the confederate foot, that were near as. 
" hand, had not conie very feafonably to his aifiltance." And Mr. 
Lediard, in his Life of John, Duke of Marlborough, Vol. I, Page 
358, after relating the fubltance of what is naentioned above, leaves 
the matter in fufpence, with this remark, " Thus the relation,, 
*' printed by authority in England, has it: But it has been faid by 
*' lome officers, who were in the engagement, that the Duke was 
*' borne down by fome of the difordered Dutch horfe. It is not im- 
*' polfible but both might be true." 

But the real and genuine account of that tranfaftlon, we Ihall 
prefent to our readers (drawn up for the Author by Richard, Lord 
Molefworth, by way of extratl: of a letter from A. B. to his friend 

in London) as follows, " As for the particular account you fi^ 

*' earneftly defireofme, I here fend it you, word for word, as re- 
** lated to me by Lord Molefworth himfelf, having carefully taken 
" it down from a converfation that lately paiTed between us. 

•' He introduced his ftory by obferving, that this remarkable faft 
** (however evident in all its circumitances) was very induilrioufly 
«* hufhed up in the army -, which, he faid, was the eafier done, be- 
«' caufe he himfelf was quite filent upon it. 

*' He then proceeded to a fhort defcription of one particular cir- 
«« cumftance of the field of battle, as neceifary to my underllanding 
«* the following relation, and informed me, that from the river Me- 
" haigne (which covered the right flank of the French army and 
«* the left of our's) to the village of Ramillies, which was about the 
«* centre of the two lines, the ground was firm, plain and open, in 
«* fhort, fit for cavalry to ad upon : That from Ramillies to th« 
" enem'ies left and our right, the ground, on the contrary, was low, 
" marihy, and cut through by many ditches and iheams, not eafily 
" paflable by either army in the face of the other. That the enemy, 
*« who had long been acquainted with this ground, and well fav/ 
" the advantage to be made of its fituation, had extreamly flrength- 
" ened their right wing of horfe, not only with numbers, but with 
«* their choicefl troops ; with which having attacked our cavalry of 
« the left, whom they greatly out-numbered, they foon obliged 
" them to give ground in great confufion, their line following in 
•' great order. He faid, that the Duke of Marlborough perceiving 

° •' this^ 



W3S blown up by the fprlnging of a mine ; but when the 
Scots and £ngiifh> under the Earl of Mar and Genera! 


" this, and apprehending the confequence of the dlforder^ if not 
** timely remedieJ, commanded fonie battalions of foot to advance, 
*' and propel b- poii themfelves for Hopping the enemy; difpatched, 
** an Aid-de-Camp to our right ^ving, with orders for a confiderable 
" re-inforcernent of Englifhiand other Cavalry, to be fent from 
** thence to the left ; and in the mean time, judgii^g it nccef- 
^* fary to keep the enemy at bay, after he had with great trouble 
" and fatigue, rallied the difordered fquadrons, he p\it himfelf at 
** the head of them, and led them to the enemy ; and here it was 
** that our advanced fquadrons, being repulfed and in great confufi- 
** on, fome of the run-aways, quite blinded by their fear, rode a- 
*' gainft the Duke, who was leading up other fquadrons to fuftain ' 
'* them, jollied him oti his horfe, and rode over him ; at which i 
** time the remaining body of horfe likewife fled, and left the Duke .\ 
** lying, on the field, with none near him but Captain MoleAvorth ] 
'' then one of his Aid-de-Camps ; who perceiving not only the i| 
** Enemies line to advance upon him, but befides, a fmall body ' 
*' that had detached itfelf from the line, as for a purfuit, faw the j 
*' Dukemuft inevitably fall into their hands, unlefs he cou'dfind the 
•' mieans of getting him off, in which not a naoment was to be loft. 
** The Duke's horfe, when he was thruft off him, had run away be- 
** yond the line ; nothing therefore remained for Captain Molef- 
*' worth to do, but the mounting him, if poifible, on his; which he 
*' at laft efieCled ; but with difficulty ; for, when the Duke was rode 
•• over, fome horfe had trod on his ftomach ; fo that he lay on the 
•' groimd almoft fenfelefs, and could very little help himfelf, 

" The Captain, however, got his Grace in the faddle, put the 
** rein in his hand, and turning the horfe's head to our line, entreat- 
*' ed his Grace to pufh him that way with his utmoft fpeed, as he 
*' accordingly did ; but had not cleared the ground above three rai- 
** nutes, before the above-mentioned detachment came at full fpeed 
** over the fpot, fo eager in purfuit of the Duke (whom they had 
*' certainly fingled out) that the Captain then had the good fortune 
*' to efcape their notice. 

** By this time, the Duke had got within fome of our battalions of 
*' foot, and the purfuers preiTmg pretty clofe upon the moA ad- 
** vanced among them, which was the regiment of Albemarle 
** Swifs, that regiment gave them their platoons very handfomely, 
*' and foon fent them back the fame way, fomewhat falter than 
^' they had come on ; however, they now thought fit to pay the Cap- 
*' tain a little niore refpedl than they had done before, and honoured 
*' him as they went by, with a few ftrokes of tiieir broad fvvords ; but: 
*' fo luckily, that he came off with only carrying their black marks ^ 
*' about his fhoulders for fome time after. 

" The regiment of Albemarle, he faid, continued firing to the 
" front, as long as they thought they might do any damage to the 
' " enemy, of whom they dropt a good number to the right and left 
'"' of him ; but upon the firit fufpenfion of fire arid fraoke, he made 
'■■ them all the fignals he could of his being a friend, and then went 
'• in to that battalion, where he was received with great friendihip 
" '^ " and 


Forfter, had entered England In favour pf the Pretender, he 
was an officer of Dragoons under General Carpenter, who 
v;as difpatched to fupprefs them, and coming to an en- 
gagement with the enemy, at, Prefton in Lancaftiire, be- 
haved witji great bravery, and was wounded in the ac- 

I On It December 1714 he v/as appointed !i itenant 
of the ordnance ; was returned member f<T /r.j jorough 
of Swords to th-; fn ft parliament of K G c I ard 19 
iMarch 1724, fuccc^eded Maje- GeaciaiThama'i vVhr-ham 
lin the command ov his regiment of foot. — 5 ^6tober 17^1 
he iat hrit in the .;.; ul. zi Loids, on x.]\?. death of his Hro- 
ther ' ; and 31 May 1732, fucccedtf i G. „ui CroRo In his 
|regiment of Dragoons, was Iworn 26 O6I0:'-. 1733, ^'f his 
iMajeiiy^s privy council ; made .,;. Tvl-jor Gen-^ri'l, il D^r- 
cember 1735, and in February following a Biif^adier-Ge- 
ineral on the eftablifliment. — 19 September 1736 he was 
jconftituted (and fworn the next day) with Ichn^ Arch- 
ibiHiop of Dublin, and Arthur, Bifnop of Mcath, keepers 
iof the Great Seal of Ireland, during the Lord Chancellor's 
iablence, which commiffion ceaied 2 February following by 
his return. — 27 June 1737 he fucceeded Lieutenant-Ge- 
nefal Owen Wynne who died 28 February 1736, in the 

Vol. V. L command 



** and fome furprlfe by Colonel ConJ?a?:t, \vho faid, He equally re~ 
** joked and nuondered at his efcape and that hz doubted 7Vjt^ but hi 
*' Jhouldfoonfee him at the head of a regiment, 

" He then told him, that the Duke had got between the lines, and 
*' was gone towards the centre-, to which, while the Captain was 
'^ making his way as well as he could on foot, he, by chance, met 
** with a foreign foldier holding the Duke's horfe by the bridle ; 
•' who, upon his claiming the horfe, and giving him a patacooriy 
*' immediately refigned him, and then the Captain niountmg that 
I ** horfe, purfued his way in queft of his Grace. 

** He found him upon arifing ground fronting the village of Ra- 
** millies, v»'ith a number of general officers and others about him, 
** to whom he wasdifti^uting his orders, and when he faw the Cap- 
** tain, he faid, he hoped he was not hurt. 

'• The Captain, foon after, obfervmg that his horfe (which the 
;*' Duke dill mounted) wasa little unquiet, fhewed him his own, and 
** faid, that might probably prove lefs troublefome to him, upon 
** which his Grace, fhifting back to his own horfe, and Colonel 
" Bringjield {\\\%^'iSi itya£>'er) holding his ftirrup, the enemy juft at 
** that time difcharged a battery frona the village of Ramiiles which 
*' came among the groupe of us, and one of the balls, after grazing, 
*' rofe under the horfe's belly, and took Mr, Etingfield in the 
*' head." 

* Lord's Jour. III. 149. 



command of the Royal Irifb Dragoons ; was promoted 17 
July 1739 to the rank of Lieutenant-General of his Ma- 
jefty's armies ; as he was, i January following, to the poft 
of Mafter-General of the Ordnance in the room of Fran- 
cis, Marquefs of Montander, Avho died 8 Auguft 1739 ' ; 
being alfo, in July 1742, appointed Lieutenant-General 
on the eftablifhment, with the fee of 97 2I. a year ; a Ge- 
neral of horie 24 March 1746; and in September 1751, 
Lieutenant-General and Commander in Chief of his Ma- 
jefty's forces in Ireland ; was Fellow of the Royal Society ; 
a Truftee for the Barracks ; a Governor of the Royal 
Hofpital near Kilmainham ; and Field-Marfhal of his Ma^ 
jefty's forces. 

His Lordfhip married firft Jane, daughter to Mr. Lucas 
of DubHn ; and by her, who died I April 1742, and was 
buried at Swords, had one fon, who died an infant, and 
three daughters^ viz. Mary, married 8 Auguft 1736 to 
RoSert, created Karl of Bclvidcre ; Letitia, married m Oc-* 
tober 1753, ^^ Lieutenant-Colonel James Molefworth, and 
died 16 June 1787 ; and Amelia, who died unmarried 30 
January 1 758. 

On 7 February 1743 he married fecondlyMary *, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Wilham Uflier, Archdeacon of Clonfert (who 
died 17 of the fame month) and deceafed 12 October 
1758, aged 78, having had ilfue by his lady who died 6 
May 1763 f, one fon Richard Naffau, and feven daugh- ' 


•* By privy feal dated at St. James's 3 December 1755, and by , 
J;2tent 15 ]a)iuary 1756, the King granted feveral penfions to Mary j 
Lady Vifcoimtefs Molefworth, and his LordAiip's children, viz. to 
< her Ladyfhip 5C0I. a year -, to Amelia, his daughter by his firft \vlfe» 

Harriet, Melefina, Mary , Louifa, Elizabeth, and Charlotte, 70I. 
each yearly, from the day of his Lordfhip's demife. (Rot. 29 Geo. 
H. 3. p. D, 

-f- Extra6l of a letter, dated London, 7 May, 1763.— It is . 

with the ntmoft horror that I relate to you the dilmal cataftrophe j 
which befel poor Lady Molefworth and her family vellerday morn- 
ing about 5 o'clock, when a fire fuddenly broke forth in her houfe» 
by the careleffnefs of a fervant in the nurfery -, in which (lie hafelf, j '. 
two of her daughters, her brother who was Captain of a man of - 
war, the children's governefs, and two other maid fervants periflied. 
Tile other three daughters are indeed not confunied, but (carce in a 
condition preferable, the eldeft jumping out of a fecond floor win- 
•iow, was caught upon the iron pallfades, which lore her thigh fo ml- 
ferably, that the I'urgeons were obliged to cut it oti' diredly Ibur 
inches above the knee ; another has hei thigh bone broke clofe to the 

hip i 

' ' QolhSi, 


ters, viz. Mary, born 24 September 1744, died foon after 
its birth ; Henrietta, born in July 1745 ; Melefina, born 
27 December 1746, and Mary, born 30 November 1747, 
perifhed with their mother ; Louifa, born 23 OftoNer 
1749, married to WiHiam Braba<z,on Ponfonby, Kfq. ; Eli- 
zabeth, born 17 September 1751 ; and Charlotte, born 2 
O6t:obcr 1755, in Henrietta-ftreet, Dublin. 

Richard-Naflau, the fourth and prefent Vifcount Richard- 
Molefworth, was born 4 November 1748. Naifau, 


Titles.] Richard-Naflau Molefworth, Vifcount Molef- ^^^^^^"^• 
worth of Swords in the county of Dublin, and Baron of 
Phiiipftown in the King's County. 

Creation.] So created 16 July 1716, 2 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Vair, on a Bordure Ruby, 8 Crofiets^ Topaz. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, an armed Arm embowed at 
the Elbow, Proper, holding a Croflet, Topaz. 

Supporters.] Two Pegafus's ; the Dexter, Pearl, 
crirfed, winged and unguled. Topaz. The finifter. Ruby, 
alike crined, winged and unguled, and feme of Crollets, 

Motto.] Vincit Amor Patri^. 

Seat.] Breckdenftown in the county of Dublin, 6 miles 
from the metropolis. , 

hip 5 a third bruifed from head to foot, and both much fcorched. 

The Hon. Coote Molefworth and his wife, who, unluckily for them, 
happened to be her guefts, have efcaped. He had the prefence of 
mind to throw his bedding out of the back windows, upon which 
his wife and two children fell, otherwife they mult have been dafhed 
to pieces, for the children came from the garret down to the back' 
area, no lefs than four (lories high. Mr. Molefworth hung by an 
iron on the outfide of the two pair of (lairs windows, till a neioh- 

Louring carpenter brought him a ladder. Lift of faved : Lord 

Molefworth fortunately at fchool ; Mifs Harriet, thigh cut off, and 
the other leg much torn with fpikes ; Mifs Louifa, thigh broke near 
the hip, but fet,and hopes of cure without amputation -, head cut but 
not^ fradured -, Mr. and Mrs. Molefworth • Mifs Betty, much 
bruifed and fcorched. Perifhed : Lady Molefworth ; Mifi Mele- 
fina : Mifs Molly; Capt. Ulher-, Mrs. Morelle, governefs to the 
children J Mrs. Patterfon, Lady Molefworth't^ woman : the youiijr 
ladies maid ; Capt. Ufher's man, who got out, but perifhed byre- 
turning to fave his mafter: and two black footmen. Fiom 

Faulkuer'jj Dublin Journal. 


( 148 ) 


23 X H E fatiiily of Chctwynd afTumcd a furnamc from the 
place of their refidencc in the county of Salop, whereof 
Adam. Adam de Chetwynd was of fuch dilfinftion in thofe early 
times, as to marry Agnes, daughter of John, Lord Luvel, 
Baron of Dockinges, and Lord of MiniT:er-Luvel in Ox- 
Sir John, tordlhire ; and by her was father of Sir John de Chctwynd 
of Chetwynd, Knt. to whom K. Henry III. in 37 of his 
reign, granted a charter of free-warren throughout all his 
' demefne lands in the counties of Stafford, Salop, and War- 

wick ; and about the beginning of Edward L reign he re- 
ceived a grant of the manor of Baxterly in the lad men- 
tioned county from John, fon of William Luvel, his kinf- 
man, rendering to him and his heirs, or to Richard de 
Harecoijrt, Chief Lord of the fee, a pound of pepper 
yearly, at Eafter, as the deed fcts forth. After which, 
viz. in 1280 (9 Ldw. L) it was found by inquifition, thafe 
he had certain cuftomary tenants there, who paid him one 
hundred fhillings annual rent, and did fuit twice a year at 
his leet ; the extent of his polTeffions here being certified at 
ioui yard' lands (a quantity of different computation in dif- 
ferent places ; vergata terra, or a yard-land containing in 
fome countries 10, in fome 20, in fome 24, and in fome 
30 acres) but it appears, that 17 Edw. IIL he had 16 mef- 
fuap^es, 6 yard-lands, 6 acres of pafture, and two of wood 
in Baxtericy, where the family however did not long con- 
tinue. He married Ifabel, daughter and heir to Philip dc 
Mitton, with whom he had the Lordfhips of Ingeftre, Sake, 
and Gretwyche, in the county of Stafford ; and had iffue, 
"William. Wiliiam de Chetwynd, whofe refidence was fome time at 
Oddefton in the county of Leiceffer, and who had two 
ion-, Roger, and Philip, both Knights ; and Sir Ralph de 
..«J' Cjreiidon, of Grendon in the county of W^arwick (de- 
.^■r"' ftended froivi Kojcr «^k Circnifon, Hvin-g i?> the time of K* 



Stephen) having three daughters by his fecond wife Anne 
de Clinton ; Joan, the cldeft, was married to this Sir Ro- 
ger de Chetwynd ; and, in 1343, by their joint deed, 
they releafed and quit claim to Robert de Grendon, all 
their right in the manors of Grendon, and Shenefton. — 
And, Sir Philip, his brother, marrying Alice, the next Sir Phinp, 
daughter of the faid Sir Ralph de Grendon, became poirel- 
fed, in her right, of that Lordfhip, where William, his Sir 
fon and heir, leated himfelf, was knighted 5 and 16 Rich. William. 
II. obtained a licence from the Bilhop of Litchfield and 
Coventry, to have divine fervice within a private chapel 
for his houfe. — Towards the latter end of the reign of Ed- 
ward III. he was retained, by indenture, with John of 
Gaunt, Duke of Lancafter, that King's fourth Ton, to 
ferve him, as well in time of peace as war, for the allow- 
ance often marcs a year; which indenture, being loft, 
was renewed by the Duke, 50 Edw. III. with an increafe 
of the fee to lol. and, 10 Rich. II. that Duke, recount- 
ing his many faithful fervices, gave him 10). a year more, 
to be received out of the iiTues of his honour of Tutburie. 
—The year after he was Sheriff of the county of Stafford, 
and the learned Dugdale is of opinion, that a great part of 
Grendon church was new built by him ; for (fays he) ^^it 
** is evident, that the pi6lures in glafs of many of this fa- 
** mily, in their furcoats of arms, were fet up there about 
*^ that time." 

By his wifeAliva, or Alicia, who was a widow in 1404, 
(4 Hen. IV.) he had two fons, Richard, and John ; and a 
daughter, Margaret, married to William Purefoy of 
Shireford in Warwickfhire, Efq. by whom fhe was mother 
of William Purefoy, of the fame place, who died 6 Edw. 
IV. — John, the younger fon, refided at Alfpath (now 
called Meriden) near Coventry, in Warwickihire, of 
which county he was one of the chief fubfcribers of the ar- 
ticles, concluded in the parliament of i2 Hen. VI. 15 of 
that reign, ferved as one of its reprefentatives ; and, from 
17 to 20 Hen. VI. inclufive, was in commiflion for pre- 
fervation of the peace. He married Margaret, fifter to the 
faid William Purefoy, and (probably) died without iffue, 
the eftate of Meriden defcending to the family at Ingcftre, 
who fold it, in the reign of Edward VI. to John Hales of 

Richard Chetwynd, the elder fon, in 1406, married Richard. 
Thomaline, daughter of William Frodlham, and was fa- 
ther of 

L3 Sir 

150 - CHET*\VYND, Viscount CHETWYND. 

Sir Philip. Sir Philip Chetwynd, who, 7 and 15 Hen. IV. 
was SheriflF for the county of Stafford, being then a 
Knight; and, 1 2 of that reign, was returned, by the 
King's commiflioners, one of the gentry of tliat county, 
being the tenth upon the roll. — In 17 Hen. VI. he was 
employed, on the King's fervice, in the Dutchy of Giiieji i 
and, three years afrer, conflituted Governor of the city 
of Baion, in Normandy, being allowed 940 marcs to re- 
tain as many archers, for the fafe cuftody thereof, as 
might be hired therewith, for three months. — — Two years 
afcer this, he was retained with Humpiircv Stafford, Earl 
of Buckingham Hereford Stafford Northampton and 
Perche, by indenture, dated, at London, 13 February, 
to do him fervice, during life, according to his degree, 
both in of peace and war ; namely, in peace, with 
as many men and horfes as he fhould appoint out of his 
(the EarPs) Lordihip of Holderneffe, in Yorkdiire, taking 
Bouchs of Court, and livery for them in his houfliold, dur- 
ing fuch his continuance with him, and allowance of 
reafonable cods for his journey : And, in cafe the Earl 
fhould be commanded in any fervice of war, on this fide, 
or beyond the fea, upon reafonable warning, to attend 
him with fuch number of men at arms and archers, well 
and fufficiently armed, horfed and arrayed, as he ihould 
aflign ; and receive the like wages and reward, as the Earl 
took of the King, or any other his captains in fuch expe- 
dition, with Skippefon, and R^jkippcjon, reafonable for 
himfdf, his men and horfes ; the Earl to have the thirds 
of all prifoners and prizes taken by him, and the thirds of 
the thirds of thofe taken by his men.—- By another inden- 
-- ture, of the fame date, he was retained with the Earl as 
his lieutenant of the town and caffle of Calais for one year, 
with tn^enty-nine men at arms, on foot, and 20 archers; 
whereof two men at arms, and four archers, to be of Sir 
Philip's own retiijue, taking for himfelf 16 pence a day, 
for his men at arms 8 pence, and his archers 6 pence, at 
the hands of the EarPs trcafurer at war j and, moreover, 
for himfelf, and his lady, a gentleman and two yeomen, 
and a gentlewoman of their retinue, Boiiche of Court, and 
20I. a year of fpecial reward ; or elfe allowance for their 
Bouche of Court, as other foldiers of their degree ufcd to 
have, as alfo for tht'ir Jkippe fan zndr'Jkippefon. 

^ He married Elene, widow of Edmond, Lord Ferrers oi 

Chartley, daughter, and at length heir, to Thomas de la 
Roche, and coufin and heir to John ds Birmingham, her 

■ . ^ - • ' ' mother 



mother Elizabeth being the only child of Thomas de Bir- 
mingham, brother and heir ©f the faid John ; M'hofe 
coat-armour he impaled on the dexter fide of his own (pro- 
bably) for the dignity of her pcrlon, being a Baroneis, 
and a great heirefs.- — He died in 24 Hen. VI. having a ion 
William, who, deceafing in his life-time, left a fon Wil- \Mlliam 
Tiam to fucceed him ; who was a genileman-ulher of the ^'^iHiam. 
chamber to K. Hen. VII. but being envied by Sir Hum- 
phry Stanley, of Pipe in Staffordfhire, Knight of the body 
to that King, he fent him a counterfeit letter, in the name 
of Randolph Brereton, Efq. delivered the Friday night be- 
fore the feaft of St. John Baptift's Nativity, 9 Hen. VII. 
requeuing, that he would meet him, at Stafford, the next 
•morning by five o'clock. Being thus allured out of Jiis 
)ioufe, at Ingeflre, and going thither^ ^vith no other at- 
tendants than his fon, and two fervanls, he was way-laid 
on Tixhall-Heath, by twenty men, feven of whom were 
of Sir Humphry's own family, all completely armed ; 
ivho, iffuin^ out of a flieep-cot and a deep drv pit, ftiri- 
pufly afTauk'jd him, faying, that he fhould die, and ac- 
cordingly flew him ; Sir Humphry, in the inftant, paiTing 
by, with at leaft 24 perfons on horfeback, under the pre- 
tence of hunting a deer. This tragedy is fet forth in the 
petition of Alice, his widow, to the King ; wherein flie 
craves, that Sir Humphry, and his feryants, might an- 
fwcrfor it ; but what proc^eedings were had therein do 
not appear. 

William, his fpn, fucceeded at Ingeflre ; and. In 6 and William, 
27 years of Henry VIII. was Sheriff of the county of 
Stafford; he was father of Thomas Chetwynd, Efq. who Thoina.?, 
married Jane, daughter and heir to Sir John Salter, of 
Salter's-Hall near Nev/port in Shropfhire, and dying 30 
September 1556, had iflUe John, his heir, and a daughter 
iDorothy, the fecond wife of Sir Walter Smith, to whom 
Ihe was married in the reign of Edward VI. her fortune 
being 500I. ; but he being an aged man, and The very 
young, fhe detefled him to fuph a degree, as to prevail on 
herfelf to murder him, for which (he fuffcred death, bv be- 
ing burnt at a flake, 15 May 3 Q^ Mary, or (as fome fay) 
in the firlf year of that reign. 

John Chetwynd of Ingeftre, Efq. was Sheriff of Staf- John, 
fordfhire 20 Elizabeth, and died in 1592, having married 
to his firfl wife Mary, daughter and heir to Lewis Meve- 
rell, of Bold-Hall in Staffordfhire, Efq. by whom he had 
Sir W^illiam Chetwynd of Grendon^ Sheriff of the faid 


152 CHE I Vv'YND, Viscount CHETWYNO. 

c-^unty 42 Eliz. who lies buried under a marble monument 
iu a little chapel, on the South fide of Grendon-church, 
with this memorial ; 

H. S. E. 

WiLLiELMUs Chetwynd, Ex^ues Aur. 

JoH. Chetwynd de Ingeftre, in Agro Staff. Arm* 

c Maria fola Ludovici Meverell de Bold, 

Armigeri filia et haerede, unigenitus, 

Qlli At AL ANT AM 

Rob. Huick dc Stillerted in Com. Cantii 
Filiam et Cohaeredem, 
Matrimonio primitus copulavit ; 
Poftea vero Catherinam 
Walteri Aston de Tixhall Eq. AuratI 
Filiam, Stephani Slaney que relif^an^ 
Diem obiit XIIIL Junii Ao. D. M- D. CXii*. 
Static fuse LXIIL fine Prole. 
Hoc in perennein Piopatrui fui MeivM;fIam 
Walterus Chetwynd Coniai^gumeus ct 
Poi'uit A°. 1675. 

The faid Catharine, his fecond wife, furviving him, re- 
married with Sir Edward Cope of Cannon's-Aftiby in 
Northamptonfhire, and died 15 January i646, ast. 80, 
having burial in the church of St. Giles in the Fields, 
London, to which {he had been a benefaftrel's, and her 
arms, impaled with thofe of her hufband, were painted in 
the windows, before that church was rebuilt. 

The .."ecnnd wife ci John Chetwynd, Efq. was Margery, 
diiughter cf Robert Middlemoreof Edgbafton in Warwick- 
ihire, Efq. and he lies buried under a monument, fixed to 
the North-Wali of the chancel of Grendon church, with 
this infcription ; 

Here lieth buried the bodies of John Chetwind of 
IngiHrent within the county of Stafford Efquyer, and 
Margeric his fecond wife, which John did take to 
His firft Wife Marie Meverell of the Bolde in the 
Said Countie Efq. and had YiTue by the laid Marie 
One Sonne named William ; and after the Deceafc of 
Marie, the fame John tooke to Wife the faid Margerie, 
Which was the eldeft Daughter of Robarte Middelmore 
Of Edgbaflon in the Countie of Warwicke, Efq. and had 



YfTue by the fame Maigerie five Sonnes, vid: Walter, Robte. 
Thomas, Edwa'-d, and Philip. Who died A°. Dni i592> 
Aprilis 15- And Mart';cr)e the 20. of Decemb. luoz. 

Sir Walter, the eldcft fon, was his fuccefTor at Ingeftrc ; 
and of the others, one wa^ anctdor to the family feated at 
Grendon, whofe defcendant, Walter Chetwynd, Efq. re- 
prefented the city of Litchfield in three feveral parliaments 
of If. George I. and II. and in 1731 was made Governor 
of Barbadoes ; married the daughter of John Goring of 
Kingfton, and of Callowhlll, in the county of Stafford, 
Efq. and dying, in London 5 February 1731, left ilTue by 
her, who died there 1 1 March following.— -And Edward, 
the fourth fon, was born abo'sjt the year 1577 ; after his 
education in Exeter-college, Oxford, he took orders, and 
became a frequent preacher in and near that city ; was 
chofen Ledurer of Abingdon and Briftol, in 1613, chap* 
lain to the Queen of K. James I. ; commenced Doctor of 
Divinity 1 5 July 1616 ; and was preferred 16 June 161 7 
to the Deanery of Brif!:ol> to the great fatisfadion of that 
city, having feveral other pieferments. He married Hele- 
na, daughter of Sir John Harrington (an eminent poet) of 
Kelfton in the county of Somerfet, and dying 13 May 
1639, was buried in the choir of his cathedral, near her, 
who died in Childbirth 9 November 1628, in the ^g year 
of her age. 

Sir Walter Chetwynd of Ingedre, was Sheriff of the Sir 
county of Stafford in 1607, married firft Mary, daughter ^^"^^' 
and heir to John Molyns, of the county of Somerfet, 
(who died 22 May 1 591) lecondly the Lady Catharine 
Hadings, eldeft daughter of George, the fourth Earl of 
Huntingdon, widow of Sir Edward Unton, of Wadley in 
Berkfliire, Knt. and had ilTue twofons ; Weaker, his heir ; 
and John, father of the firfl: Vifcount Chetwynd. 

Walter Chetwynd, Efq. the elder fon, married Frances, 
daughter of Edward, and fifter and heir to Bertin Hafel- 
rig, Efqrs. which Lady lies buried at Grendon, with this 
infcription on her monument j 

H. S. E. 

Francesca unica Filra 

Edvardi Haselrig de Arthingworth 

In Agro Northampt. Arm. 

Ac Franc ESC ;E Uxoris fuae, fili ae et Coha^redis 

Will. Brocas de Theding worth 



In Agro Leic. Arm. 
Tandcmquc hasres Bertini Haselrig Fratris fui, 

Walt. Chetwynd Arm. hujus Manerii Do- 
mino enupta, 
Cui unicum Fihum 
Walterum nomine peperit, 
Poftea vero 
WoLSTANO Dixey dc Bofworth 
In di6to Leic. Com. Baronetto. 
Diem obiit 
Nov. XVI. 
A^ ab Incarn. Dni M. D. CLXXXVL 
JEtzt. fuse LXXXI. 

Walter Chetwynd, Efq. the only fon, very much im- 
proved his feat of Ingeftre, and being patron of the church, 
he confidered, that it not only flood very incommodioufly, 
but was fo ruinous, that it would be better to rebuild, than 
repair it ; and by an inflrument, bearing date> at Lam- 
beth, 13 April 1673, having obtained a faculty from the 
Archbifhop of Canterbury, to rebuild it in a more commo- 
dious place, adjoining to his houfe, the foundation was laid 
the fame year, and in 1676 the building entirely finifhed 
in a uniform and elegant manner, the windows and ciel- 
ings being embellifhed with the arms of the family, alfo 
of thofe they had married into, as the walls were with their 
funeral monuments of curious white marble, and the 
whole vaulted for their dormitory, whither all the bodies, 
"which had been interred in the old church, were removed 
and decently depofited. Over the entrance, under the 
fcower, on a fmall tabic of white marble, is this modeft i^- 
fcription : 

Deo Opt. Max. 
Tempi um hoc 
A Fundamentis extru6lum 
• Walterus Chetwynd 

(Watt. Fil. Walt. Equ. Aur. Nepos) 

L. M. 

D. D. D. 

Anno JEtx Chriflianae 


• . ' The 


The church was folemnly confecrated in Auguft 1677 
by Thomas, Biftiop of Coventry and Lichfield ; the Dean 
of Litchfield preacjiing the fermon, and others of the cler- 
gy reading prayers, baptizing a child, churching a wo- 
man, marrying a couple, and burying a corpfe, all which 
offices were performed the fame day ; the founder and pa- 
tron offering upon the altar the tythes of Hopton, an ad- 
joining village, to the value of 50I. a year, as an addition 
to the re<5iory for ever. A work this, worthy of his name 
and family, and more to be elf eemed than all his gentility 
and learning, though both were very great. 

In 1680 he was {heriff of the county of Stafford, and 
departing this life 21 March 1692, was buried in the vault , • 
of his new church, leaving no iffue by his wife Anne, eld- 
eft daughter of Sir Edward Bagot of Blithfield, Bart. 
(which Lady was born 14 March 1642, married in 1658, 
and died 6 December 1671) but he had a daughter Fran- 
ces, who dying before him, was buried at Grendon, un? 
der a marble monument^ thus infcribed : 

M. S. 


Unicae Prolis 

Walteri Chetvi^ynd Arm. * 

Ac Ann^ 

FiliaeEpvARDi Bagot de Blithfield 

In Agro Staff. Baronetti 

Conjugis fuae Charifs. 

Diem obiit 

Vicelllmo menfe aetatis fu?e 

Ao. ab Incarn. Dni. M.D.CLXXIII. 

So that he was fucceeded bv Walter, his coufin and 
godfon, fon 01 his uncle John. 

Which John Chetwynd, Efq. had his education in John- 
Exeter college, Oxford, where he took the degree of A. B. 
18 January 1641, and fhat of A.M. 17 Odober 1648. 
He refided at Ridge near Bloreheath in StafFordftiire, was 
member of parliament in the reigns of Charles il. and 
James II. and by his Lady, who died 28 February 1738, 
set. 80, he had one daughter Lucy, married to Edwa^rd 
Yonge, Efq. B^ih King of Arms ; and three fons, Wal- 
ter, created Vifcount Chetwynd ; John, and William- 
Richard who both fucceeded to that title. 

Walter, the eldeft fon, who fucceeded to the eflate of Walter, 
his coulin^ ferved for the boroughs of Stafford and Litch- Yj{•^J,^nt 



iicld in all the parliaments, from the year 1703 to hli 
death. In the reign of Q:_ Anne he was mailer of the 
buck-hounds, in which poft being fucceeded by Sir Wil- 
liam Wyndham 12 July 171 1, he was appointed 18 Ja- 
nuary 1 7 14 Chief Ranger of St. James's Park, and Keeper 
of the Ma/I there, which he alfo refigned in June 1727.— 
His Majefty K. George I. was pleafed to advance him to « 
the Peerage of Ireland, by the titles of Baron of Rath- 
downe, and Vifcount Chetwynd of Bcarhaven, by privy 
» feal, dated at St. James's 27 May, and by patent * 29 
June 1717, with limitation of the honours to the heirs 
male of the body of his father, and 20 marcs creation fee, 
9 payable out of the Exchequer. — On 18 January 17 17 he 

was elected high fteward of the borough of Stafford ; and 
his Lordfhip marrying Mary, daughter and coheir to 
John Berkeley, Vifcount Fitz-Harding, and Baron of 
Rathdowne, Treafurer of the Chamber, and Teller of 


* The preamble, Quoniam ad noftram dignitatem atque Am- 
pVitudinem fpedlat, ut viri crga nos fide, erga patriam amore pr.r'- 
cellentes, honoribus augeantur, vifum eft nobilem nobifque perdl- 
le6lum Gualterum Chetwynd de Ingefti y Armigerum, filium. dele<5li 
ct perquam fidelis Johannis Chetwynd nuper de Ingeftrey Armigeri, 
in comitatu noftro de Stafford, in regno noftro Magnas Britanniae, i« 
Procerum noftrorum. Ordinem confcribere. Optimo id Merito fuo^- 
five amiciflimum ejus erga SerenifTimam noftramfamilianianimum 
refpiciamus, five fidem intemeratam et egregiam operam, quam in 
Comitiis publicis per multos retro annos pofthabitis, omnium turn 
temporis maleferia fervore illecebris ftrenue et conftanter navavit^ 
lit Sceptra Britanna, Domui noftrae augufte Legibus Patriis jam de- 
creta, farta nobis ct tedla conferverentur •, live poftquann Imperio 
feliciter potiti effemus, tot ac tanta ejufdem contemplemur eximii 
erga nos ftudii edita Indicia eS in Provincia, quar omnium Regni 
noftri non ita pridem impotcntibus Partium adverfarum Conatibus 
maxime periclitabatur, cum plurimos ibi nobis jam Hoftes vel fua 
pracfentia deterruerit, vel vacillantes in fide fuftinuerit, vel in aper.? 
tarn perduellionem prorumpere pararos ad Officium revocarit ; liya 
Mores ejus fpeftemus, ad omnia denique humanae et generoffe In- 
dolis munera compofitos ; ad quas quidem Dotes fibi proprias et 
congenitas, Profapiae quoque detus et Majorum imagines jure ad- 
jungend^ funt, cum praefertim eorum alii foris virtute militari aut 
Trophaea ab Hoftibus praerepta, aut fumma belli Munia in Gallia, 
Belgio, et Hifpania confecuti lint : Alii vero Domi, omnibus Pacis 
artibus ornati, Regio Anteceirorum noftrorum refcriptpin Procerum 
Domum vocati, omnia ibi Laudis documenta exhibuerupt •, cujus 
itaque inclyti Stemmatis memoriam ut ab oblivione vindicemus, et 
recentlbus prredidi Gualteri Chetwynd Meritis intertextam aevo pre- 
fenti pofterifque commendatiorem faciamus, ipfum Stylo ac titulo 
Baronis de Rathdowne et Vicccomitis Chetwvnd de Bearhaven con- 
decorare placuit. Sciatis igitur, ccc. (Rot. Anno i Geo. I. 1. 
p. f. 


the Exchequer in the reign of Q^ Anne ; by her, who was 
maid of honour to that Queen, and died 3 June 1 741, 
above 70 years of age, he had no iffue ; and c^ceafmg 21 
February 1735 at ingeftre, after a tedious ficknefs, was 
buried in the family vault, being fucceeded by his bro- 

John, the fecond Vifcount Chetwynd, who from the John, 
year 1702 ferved in parHament for Stockbridge, St. Maws ^.^ ^ 
and Staflord ; was Receiver General of the Dutchy of ^'^^^'^'^^^ 
Lancafter in the reign of Q^ Anne ; and 8 November 
1 7 14 w^as made one of the Commiflioners of IVade and 
Plantations; being alfo appointed 14 May 1717 his Ma- 
jefty's Envoy Extraordinary to the court of Spain; and 9 
March i735chofento fupply his brother's place as Re- 
corder of Stafford, of which borough he was High Steward. 
— His Lordfhip had feveral children, of whom his elded 
fon died at Ingeftre 30 May 1741, about 21 years of age ; 
William-Richard, heir apparent and only fon, was chofen 
to parliament in 1754 for the borough of Stafford, and died 
in February 1765 in the South of France, leaving no ilTup 

by the eldeft daughter of Wollafton of London, 

Efq. whom he married 13 March 1753; and his Lord- 
Ihip's eldefl daughter in Augufl 1748 was married to John 
Talbot, Efq. brother of William, Lord Talbot, to whom 
{he was fecond wife, and by him had, befides other chil- 
dren, John-Chetwynd Talbot, Efq. born in December 
1749, married 7 May 1776, the Lady Charlotte Hill, 
daughter of Wills, Earl of Hillfborough ; on the death ot 
his uncle William, Earl Talbot, he fucceeded him as 
Lord Talbot, and was created Vifcount and Earl Talbot, 
3 July 1784 I. His Lordfhip deceafing 2i June 1767 
Was fucceeded in the title by his brother 

William-Richard, the third Vifcount, who before hisWIHiam^ 
acceifion to the honour, refided at Hafeler near Litchfield. Richard, 
In June 1 708 he was appointed by Q. Anne, her Majef- yif^-ount 
ty's refident at the court of Genoa, whence he was recalled ' 

in 1712, and from the year 1714 was a member of the 
Britiih parliament ; 16 April 1717 he was made a Com- 
miflioner of the Admiralty, which he refigned in June 
1727, and being appointed mafler-workerof his Majefly's 
mint, refigned that employment 3 June 1769; he fuc- 
ceeded to the title 21 June 1767, and deceafcd 3 April n 


« ColHjis's Supp. 159. 375, 


1770 in his 83 year. — =Hc married a daughter of ■ 
Baker, Efq. and by her wlio died in childbirth 5 Septem- 
ber 1726 had three fons and three daughters, viz. Wil- 
liam, heir apparent ; Richard ; Grcnville-Anfon (who 
25 July 1783 married the daughter and heir of the late 
Henry Stapylton of Wighill in the county of York, Efq. 
and by his Majefty's permiflion alTumed the name of Sta- 
pylton) ; daughter Deborah died in November 1784; 
Efther ; and Louifa. 

William. William Chetwynd, the eldeft fon, fervcd in the Bri- 
tifli parliament for the borough of Stockbridge ; 19 No- 
vember 1 75 1 he married the youngeil: daughter of Sir Jo- 
nathan Cope, Bart, and dying before his father left iffue 
two fons 't and three daughters, of whom the eldeft fon 
fucceeded his grandfather, viz. 

William, William, the fourth and prefent Vifcount Chetwynd, 
4 who was born 26 January 1753, fat firft in parliament 

Vifcount. i408:ober 1773 ^, and 25 June 1782 his prefent Majefty 
was pleafed to grant him an annual penlion of 400I. "^- 
His Lordfhip is married and has ilTue ^. 

Titles.] William Chetwynd, Vifcount Chetwynd of 
Bearhaven in the county of Kerry, and Baron of Rath- 
downe in the county of Dublin. 

Crxations.] So created 29 June 1 7 17, 3 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Saphire, a cheveron between three mullets, 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Goat's head erafed, pearl, I 
attired, gold. 

Supporters.] Two Unicorns, pearl, each gorged 
with a chaplet of red rofes, having a chain of the fame re- I 
cxing over their backs. | 

'^ ' Motto.] Probitas Verus Honos. 

» Lodge. 2 Lords Jour, IV, 688. 3 Penfion Lift, 

^ Fielding*s Peerage ► 


( 159 


i~i 1 S LordOiip^s family came from Normandy to Eng- 24 
land, fo earlv as the reign of K. William II. in the per- 
fon of George de Brodrick, fon cf Sir Richard, defcended George, 
from Rodolplius;, Count cf Hapfburg, fecond brother to 
Henry, Duke of Germany. Which George was lineal 
anceiior to Sir J homas Brodrick, fome time of Richmond «,, 
in the county of York, and of W^andefworth in Surry, ^*^o^^^ 
who married Catharine, daughter of Sir Oliver Nicholas 
of Aubrey in Wiltfhire, and dying in 1641, in the 46 
year cf his age, had ifiue three daughters and five fons ; 
Alan; Thomas; St. -John ; Ohver ; and William; of 
whom the two youngeft died unmarried ; and Alan the 
eldeft fucceeding his father at Wandefworth, became an 
intimate friend of the famous Earl of Clarendon, when 
Lord Chancellor of England ; and being a man of great 
abilities, was knighted in 1660 *, by K. Charles II. and by 
letters patent dated at Weftminiler 2 Auguft 1660, ap- 
pointed to fucceed Sir Adam Loft us in the office offur- 
veyor, eftimator and extenfor-general of Ireland ^ for 
life, who by the King's writ dated at Weftminfter 26 July 
1660 was fuperfeded and direded to intermeddle no lon- 
ger in the execution of that office ^ ; who refufing to make 
a furrender thereof, his Majefty wrote from Whitehall, 26 
November, to George, Duke of Albemarle, L. L. to con- 
firm him therein ; letting him know, that whereas his 


* It appears that he was knighted between 2 Auguft and 18 Sep- 
tember, being ftyled a Knight in the privy feal of that date, giving 
him a licence of abfence, the King having prefent ufe of hisattend- 
ance and fervice in England. (Rolls Office, and Lodge^) 

' Rot. Hib. Anno 12 Car. II. i.p. f. M, i, 
2 Idem, M. 2, 


council, learned in the laws, had declared under their 
hands, that Sir Adam Loftus, by non-attendance, had 
forfeited his office of furveyor-general of Ireland, and by 
accepting -^ patent of the vice-treafurerihip of that king» 
dom, hibf'irmcr p^itent became void in law ; and whereas 
his Majefty under the great fcal of England, had difcharg- 
ed him from execution cf the fame, who, contrary to law, 
prefumed to officiate, tslng never fworn, and had granted 
the fame to S-r Alan Brodnck, who was iworn by the 
Lord Chancellor Eullace, ht :hereib;e required hun to ad- 
mit his deputy, John Pef.y, to the peaceaJ-^.. e > . cu«-'on of 
the office according to the tenour of a v^arrant mdcr the 
privy iign-.t dated i8 September^ which letter was follow- 
ed by his Majefty's fuperlcdeas. 

19 March 1660, he was appointed one of the commif- 
(ioners for fettling the affairs of Ireland. In the parlia- 
ment, which met 9 May 1661, he was member for Dun- 
garvan ; in which year (9 September) he was created A. M. 
by the Univerfity of Oxford ; and in confideration that he 
had fuffered very much in the time of his Majefty's ab- 
fence beyond the fea, and was particularly employed and 
cntrufted by him in the late great and happy work of his 
reftoration- wherein he was inllrumental, and ftill continu- 
ed indefatigably, to render faithful and acc^ptn'^le fervices 
to the crown, *' for which, '^ fays the Kinp:, *« he hath not 
*« as hitherto received thofe real marks of our grace and 
" favour, which we intend, and are refolv^ed to confer up- 
'* on him, for the advantage of him and his pofterity ;'' 
his Majefty was therefore pleafed by privy feal, dated ar 
Whitehall, 25 February 1660, to grant him the eftates of 
Colonel John Huefon fome time of Dublin, and Colonel 
Daniel Axtell fome time of Kilkenny, attainted of high 
treafon, ordering him to be put into quiet poiTeffion there- 
of, and eifedual grants to be made to him of the fame *. — 
But the King afterwards granting thofe eftates to his bro- 
ther James, Duke of York, and Sir Alan fuhmitting there.- 
to ; his Majefty in recompence of his ready compliance, 
did 22 January i66:i, order a grant to be paiTed to him, 
his heirs andaffignes, out of other forfeited lands, of the 
full moiety in value, worth, and purchafe of what the faid 
cllates amounted to, which being 10,759 Acres, 3 Roods, 
and 20 perches, Englifhmeafure, he palTed patent 20 May 
1663 for fo much forfeited lands, as amounted to a moiety 


^ Rot, 15 Car. II. ;. p. D. R. i. 


thereof, and vv'hich fhould or might accrue to the crown, 
by reafon that the fame was unduly obtained by bribery, 
forgery, perjury, fubornation of witnefles, concealments, 
fahc or undue admeafurements, or by any overt a6t to 
the King's refloration or government ^. 

In 1663 he came into Ireland one of the commiflioners 
for executing the ads of fettiement, being well learned in. 
the laws, and clear in his reputation for virtue and integri- 
ty ; and the aS: of explanation pafling into a law 23 De- 
cember 1665, he was i January enfuing, with Sir Edward 
Smith, Chief Juftice of the Common Pleas, Sir Edward 
Bering Bart. Sir Winfton Churchill, Knt. and Edward 
Cooke, Efq. appointed the five commifTioners for putting 

it in execution. He was endowed with a poetical wit, 

of which feveral fpecimens are extant ; and departing this ' 

life at Wandfworth 25 November 1680, was buried there 
3 December. 

His brother Sir St. John Brodrick came into Ireland gj^. 
during the troubles of 1641, and was rewarded for his fer- St. John, 
vices in fuppreffing them, 25 November 1653, with the 
lands of Ballyanin (where he was then feated) Garryduffe, 
Eaft and Weft Bally vodicke, Weft-Ballintobride, and Coole- 
•more, in the barony of Barrymore and county of Cork ; of 
"which being in poffeffion when the afis of fettiement paf- 
fed, they were thereby vefted in him and his heirs for 

ever. He afterwards became feated at Midleton (a great 

part of which town, with the church, he built) was ho- 
noured with knighthood, and in the firft parliament after 
the reftoration was member for the town of Kingfale. By 
privy feal dated at Whitehall 21 January 1660, the King 
wrote, that being fatisfied by an inflrument, under the 
hand of Francis Peafley, bearing date i February 1649, • 
that he then furrendered all his right, title, and intereft, 
of and in the office of Provoft Marfhal General of the 
province of Munfter, to a perfon that was not capable of 
executing the fame by the laws of Ireland, and confc- 
quently the difpofal of that office devolved to the King; 
his Majefty therefore directed a patent to iffue for granting 
the fame to St. John Brodrick, Efq. during his natural 
life, and in cafe it (hould be found that any patent or 
grant of that office was in force, that the fame (hould be 
granted to him in reverfion, immediately after the deter- 
mination of the faid patent 2. — Acccrdmgly 2 February 

Vol. V. M " followin^^ 

« Rot. 150, 2. p. f, R. 24. « Uem. A^ li Car. II. 1. o. £ 


following, he had a grant oF the faid office by patent for 
life, with the landing fee of 4s- 2d. |. per diem, and a 
(lipend or entertainment for ten horfemen of i2d. fterling 
a piece per diem, with all other fees belonging to the faid 
office, which were lawfully ufed and enjoyed by Sir Tho- 
mas Wenman, or Francis Peafley '. And upon his hum- 
hie fupplication to have the faid office conferred upon him 
for life, the King by privy fignet dated at Whitehall 2 May 
1661, direfted the fame to be done in confideration of his 
fervices done to the King and for his intereft in Ireland, for 
which he merited much to be employed by his Majefty in 
tlrat kingdom ^. — On 14 March 1660 ^, he was made 
Captain of a foot company, purfuant to privy fignet from 
Wliitehall 28 February preceding, wherein the King 
writes, ^* By orders formerly given by George, Duke of 
" Albemarle, L. L. four companies were to be fufpended, 
** which the King had confirmed ; but upon the fuit of 
** St. John Brodrick, Efq. to be gratified with a command 
** in Ireland, his Majeffy for his many loyal fervices, ^ 
*' was pleafed to fuperfede his former refolutions fo far as 
*' to appoint him to one of the faid four companies'^": 
And 30 July following he received a free pardon for all 
things, aded or fpoken againft his Majefty, before 29 

December preceding *. He married AUce, daughter of 

' Sir Randal Clayton of Thelwell in the county of Chefter, 

- Knt. and had fix fons, and as many daughters, five of 

, "^vhom died young, and Catharine, the furvivor, married 

Do6tor William Whitfield, and died in London 3 May 

1731. The fons were 

(r) Thomas Brodrick, Efq. one of the privy council to K. 

William, in whofe reign he was a member of parliament, 

• ' and 

■* He had fix grants of lands in virtue of the aifts of fettlement ; 
nnd by patent, dated 2 January i<^70, purfuant to privy fignet 
dated at Whitehall 10 June, the caftles, towns, and lands of Caftle- 
redmond, Corrabby, and divers others in the baronies of Barrymore, 
Fermoy, and Orrery, were erected into the manor of Midleton, with 
power to fet apart 800 acres for demefne ; to impark 800 more ; 
with the privileges of courts, waifs, ellrays, 6cc. CaiUeredmond and 
Corrabby being made a free borough and corporation, to extend 
<;^very way from the middle of the town 100 acres in the whole ; to 
be named the borough and town of Midleton ; to confift of a fove- 
reign ^ two bailiffs, and twelve burgelfes, to be firit named by him ; 
with power to fend two burgeifes to parliament ; to have two maces 
borne before the fovereign -, he and his heirs to appoint a recorder ,, 
town clerk, and other officers. (Lodge.) 

' Rot. 139, 1, p. f. 2 Idem. 2. p, Dc R. 20. 

^ Idem, 3. p. f, R. 20. -^ idem. 

4 BRODRICK, Viscount MIDLETON. 153 

and in 1703 was chofen to reprefcnt the county of Cork 5 
in the Englilh parliament he ferved for the borough of Stock- 
bridge, as he alfo did in 1713; being appointed Comp- 
troller of the Salt Duties ; and i May 1708 joint Comp- 
troller of the accompts of the army, with Sir Philip Med- 

dows, which he refigned in June 1711. ^On 9 06tober 

1 7 14 he was made a member of the privy council to K. 
George I. being chofen to parliament in that year forStock- 
I bridge, as he was in the following year for Guildford* j 
' in 1720 was chofen (by ballot) chairman of the committee 
of fecrecy, appointed for the detection of frauds and vil- 
j lainies, a6ted in the fpring and fummer preceding ; and in 
' 1722 was elected to parliament for Guildford in Surry, 
having ferved for that borough before, and fo continued to 
his death, which happened 3 October 1730, in the 77 
year of his age.-— —He married Anne, daughter of Alex- 
ander Pigott of Iniihannon in the county of Cork, Efq. by 
Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Bolton of Brazeel in tlie 
county of Dublin, Knt. and left ifTue Laurence Brodrick, 
•£fq. who 20 January ' 1735 was appointed joint Regifter 
of all deeds and conveyances in Ireland, which he refio-ned 
to his colleague Arthur Hill, Efq. in September follow- 

Alan, created Lord Midleton. ^2) 

St. John Brodrick, Efq. ferjeant at law, who died at (3) 
"Wandfworth 12 June 1707, unmarried. :.. 

Randal died alfo unmarried. (4) 

William, appointed in Odober 1692, Attorney-General (^\ 
-cf the ifland of Jamaica, to which office he was airain af- 
iigned b^ Q^ Anne in March 17 10, and continued in 
May 1 7 15 by K. George I. who 23 December 17 18 made 
him his fecond ferjeant at law, and in 1733 ^^ was living 
at St. Jago de la Vega. 

Rev. Dodor Laurence Brodrick, who was chaplain to the (C) 
'Houfe of Commons in England ; was made Prebendary 
of Weftminfter 17 July 1710, and died at Kenfmgton 19 
July 1 740, leaving an only daughter, who in March 1 741-2, ^ 
became fecond wife to Benjamin Bathurft, Efq. brother 
to Allen Lord Bathurft ; and a fon Laurence of Birchfield, 
near Kilkenny; prefented 15 July 174^ to the redorv 
and vicarage of Callan in the diccefs of OfTory ; and 16 

M a Auguit 

* On 3 April 1718 he paffed pafent, for holding two fairs, on 24^ 
June and jCy March, at Midleton, at the vent of 6s. 3i, 

»' Lodge,- 



Augud cnfuing, made trcafurer of Liimorc, and Vicar of 
Tubrid, Derragrath and Ballybeacon ; who married Jane, 
daughter of St. John Brodrick, Efq» as hereafter, and had 
a Ion born 23 April 1750. 
Alan Alan Brodrick, Efq- the fecond fen, was attainted with 

I * his brother James, by K. James's parliament ; bein,^ 
Vifcount. broa42-ht up to the profcffion of the law, he became fo eminent 
there'in, that 19 February 1690 (immediately after the re- 
dudion of Ireland by K. William) his Majefty made him 
his ferjeant at law, at the (dmc time granting him a li- 
cence to be of council for the Mayors of the city of Cork ; 
and 6 June 1695 appointed him foliciror-general of Ire- 
land, in which poll he was continued by Q^ Anne 4 June 
1702; and being returned to her firft parliament, which 
met 20 September 1703, mem.ber for the city of Cork, he 
was the day following unmimoufly chofen Speaker of th-e 
Hcufe o'i Commons, and on the 24 prefented to the 
Duke ot Orrncnd, L. L. for his approbation '^■. 

liis conduct, however, being difagreeable to the L. L. 
by the oppolition he gave his Grace in pailing fome bills, 
Vvhich he intended for the benefit of Ireland, and which 
were thereby fruftrared, he was removed in April 1704, 
from his poll of her Klajeily's iblicitor-general, and fo 


* In hisfpefMrh to hh Orace on tblsoccafion, hefaid, " Thecom- 
*' mons hi parliament airembled, have, in obedience to your Grace's 
*' comina)id, proceeded to the choice of a Speaker, and their choice 
" hath terminated in me. If Iteady loyalty to the crown, lincere 
" wifhes and an hearty inclination, with the iitmoll: deligence topro- 
*' mote the profperity of her rvlajeilyand this kingdom, werefuflicient 
" toq'iahfy me for the duedifcharge of that great trull, I {bould not 
" think it modell in me, but its oppofite vice, to difable myfelf. 
" For It is in the power, as it is the duty, of every man, to be a 
*• loyal fv'.bjecl:, and a lover of his couiitry •, and I hope, I may, 
" without the lealt impixtacion of vanity, be permitted (upon this 
" nccation) to affirm, that I mult forget my preiejit fentiments, and 
" be much altered from what I am, when I ceafe to be either." 

Whereupon the Lord Chancellor thus acquainted the houfe, and 
aJdrefled himfelf to their Speaker. 

*' Mr. Solicitor, 
" The knowledge his Grace my L. L. has of yon, and the cha- 
*' radter you have in the world, do fully fatisfv his Grace, that you 
" are a perfon, fitly qualified for the great tnift repofed in you ; and- 
" therefore his Grace hath readily approveJ. of the choice, which 

*' the commons have made of you to be ibeir Speaker it is a cir- 

'* cttmliance of great fatisfaClion to his Grace, that your eles^Vion 
*' was unanimous, for his Grace cannot look upon this good agree- | 
" ment in the beginning, but as a cer^ain preface of a happy con- J 
" cluiion of this felfiun of parliameiit," 1 


continued till the year J 707, when the Queen (i2 June) 
appointed him her Attorney-General, into which he was 
fvvorn the 30 of that nionth.— -On 17 December 1709, 
Sir Richard Pyne, Chief juftice of the King's Bench, dy- 
ing at Afbley in England, he was appointed his rnccellor 4 
January ; and the writer of Thomas, Earl of Wharton's 
life, then L. L. obferves, *• That he pocured that high poll 
'* for one of the moft worthy patriots of that kingdom, as 
*^ an inftance of the care he took of the fecurity of religi-- 
*^ on and liberty. "< — By this promotion, being called up to 
the Houfe of Peers, he took his feat on the Woplfack 19 
May 1710, and received the thanks of the commons for 
the faithful and eminent fervices, performed to that hcufe 
in the chair, during the time of his being Speaker *. 

The Queen, about this time, making a change in her 
miniftry, his Lordfhip, others, was removed from 
his employment, 4 July 1711, being fuccecded by Sir 
Richard Cox; and the parliament of this kingdom being 
diflblved by proclamation 6 May 17 13, and a new one or- 
dered to meet, he was chofen reprefentative of the county 
of Corky and 25 November, the Duke of Shrewfbury 
opening the feflion, he was the next day prefented to his 
Excellency by the Houfe of Commons, as their Speaker -f. 

His conftant, faithful attachment to the eftablifhed reli- 
gion and laws of his country, and to the fucpeffion of the 
crown in the illuftrious Houfe of Hanover, were fo emi- ' 

fient and confpicuous, that no fooner had K. George I. 

M 3 afcended 

* To which he replied, *' I am extremely fenfible of this grfiat 
• * honour done me, as I always have been of the goodnefs of tne 
** Houfe of Commons, in fupporting me in the difcharge of the 
*■* truft, they were pleafed to repofe in me, and can't fufficiently ac- 
" knowledge their favour, or exprefs the fatisfa6lion 1 take, that 
*' the witneffes of my behaviour during fo mapy feihoiis of parlia- " 

*' ment, have unanimoully approved it, and given an uncontroula- 
*' ble teftim^ony of my haying, in all inftances, to the beft of mj* 
** power, done my duty to the crown, the Houfe of Comn:!on3j 
*' and the kingdom in general." 

'Y When the Lord Chancellor thus addrelTed him : 
'' Mr. Brodrick, 

** I am commanded by my I-. L. to acquaint you, that his 
*' Grace, not doubting ^^our abilities, and expelling that you will 
" endeavour to keep this feffion quiet and eafy, and to give fuch 
*' difpatchj:o the public bufvnefs as m^atters of fo great conftquence 
" and her Majeiiy's affairs necelTarily requ're -, dots approve rhe 
** choice t^e Commons have made of you to be their Speakei." "■ 

* Lcrds Jour, 1I.42J,., ■■* 


afcended the throne, than he preferred him by privy feal 
dated 30 September, and by patent i Odober 17 14, to 
the office of Lord High Chancellor of Ireland, into which 
he was fworn 14 October, and he continued in that great 
truft to 25 June 1725 i.— On 9 O6:ober 17 14 he wes 
fworn of the privy council (as he had been to K. William; 
and Q^ Anne) ; and, by privy feal, dated at St. Jameses 2i 
February 1714, and by patent* 13 April 1715, was ad- 
.vanced to the dignity of Baron B-odrick of Midleton ; 
and, 12 November, (the firii: day or the firft parliament 
after his Majefiy's acceffion) he took his feat in the Houfe 
of Peers 2. 


* The preamble. Quandoquidem nihil habeamus in regla noftra 
dignitate magnificentlus, quam quod abea, quafi fonte unico, tituli 
<et honores in fubditos nolbosderiventur •, nihil apud nos fandlius ha- 
bebitur, quam eos a nobis et republica bene merentibus decernere. 
Horum in numero, jure optinio, perquam fideleni et prsdiledtum 
conciliarium noftrum Alannna Brodrick recenfenius, quern aniplif- 
fimis honoribus illuilrando dudum princeps populufque, tanquani 
cmuli, contendiffe videantur, Dum propria egregii Viri Merita in- 
tuemur, ftemmatis fui cUritudinem, quafi fupervacaneum filentio 
prseterimus, quamvis hac etiam in parte fingulari fplendore erai- 
3ieat, ab illo fcilicet Gulielmi Normanni commilitone prognatus, 
qui jam turn domus fuse gloriani (quod Infignibus gentilitiis familiae 
vel in eo fyeculo proprlis fatis conftat) a proavis militia inclytis de-= 
du6lam oftentarlt tantis ortus majoribus ad famam confequendam 
iiovi hominis labore ac patientia hie noller ufus eft, non ad earn 
quam jam agendas eft dignitatem raptim tranfiliit, ac in curfu ho- 
rorum per oiiicia ampliifmia gradatim proveilus, foUicitatoris ac 
deinde Attornati Generalis Muniis maxima cum Laude perfundus, 
tandem principis in banco regio Jufticiarli fedem occnpavit, unde 
2Taajori Gloria amotus eft qur.m qua alii ad eandem dignitatem'eve6ii 
funr, nempe cb fiden\ in domi;ra noftram ac religionem reformatam, 
ifto munere iftis temporlbus fpcliari meruit, fortunae optimorum ci- 
vium particeps illuftn?, qui vix ullum in republica authoritatem re- 
tinuerunt, quam armis, virtutibus, confiliis in fummo Glori?e fafti- 
gio collocaffent. Noluit interim patria integerrimi juxta ac orna- 
rlffinii viri ope et auxilio carere, quern inde inferior! fenatus curiae 
praefecit, ubi antea oratoris partes, omni laude cumulatus, adim- 
pleverat, hoc in munere obeundo tantum valuit gravilfimi viri con- 
itantia et ati6toritas, ut caufa noftra in Britanniarum regno languef- 
cens, proifus et in extrenium difcrimen addudta, in Hibernia novis 
, Tiribus indies crefceret ac viseret. Quum proinde ?equum nobis 
vifum fuent in tanto viro ornando partem habuHfe ipfum earum le- 
5:um quas frr.pius vindicavit cuftodem nomine ac poteftate magni 
cancellarii conftltuimus, nunc infuper ut lis nunquam non invigilet, 
procerum ordinibus adfcribi volumus. Sciatis igitur, &c. (Rot; 
J Geo, I. I. p. f.) 

- Lodge CoUeft. ' Lords Jour. IL 454. 


Oa 20 March 17 16, he was conftltuted one of the L. J. 
of the kingdom, as he was again 7 January 1717 ; a third 
time, 20 November 1 7 19; a fourth time, 29 March 
1723 ; and a fifth time, 20 May 1724; having been fur- 
ther advanced in the Peerage, by privy feal, dated at 
Hampton-Court, 31 July, and by patent *, 15 Auguit 
17 1 7, by the title of Vifcount Middleton, with the crea- 
tion fee of 20 Marcs, by which title he fat firfl: in parlia- 
ment the 27 of that month ' ; and 7 January following, 
embarking for England with the Duke of Boiton, L. L. 
Vras chofen, during his day in that kingdom, to ferve in 
parliament for Midhurfl: in Suffex, for which, in March 
1723, he was rechofen-j-, which he continued to reprefent 
till his death; and on 6 June 1725, he was commiffioncd 
with Sir Ralph Gore, Sir John St. Leger, and others ; to 
examine and infpcd all accompts of public money *. ; "> 

He i^i 

* The preamble. Cum auda in nos et rempubllcam merita 
auftos a nobis honores pollulare videantur j cumque aquum fit uc 
Alanum Baronem. Brodrick de Midleton, Cancellarium noftrum 
Regni noftri Hiberniae, talem tantumque virum, qiierai tot egregix 
ct rarae virtutes in eo confpicuae, ad poftremum nobllitatis gradum. 
evexere, esedem multiplicatse et magis illuftratae in altiorem digni- 
tatis gradum promoveant ; eum igltur, quern Hibernia femper ex- 
perta eft fibi fideleni in periculofilfimis et pene perditis reipublicpe 
temporibus, quern perfpexit verae fidei, reformatae religionis, et ') 

falutis libertatifque communis acrem et ftrenuum propugnatorem, 
quern adeo in deliciis habuit, ut eum (vel renitente bis Palatio) pro- 
penfo erga euna amore, in oratorem publicum civiuni equitumque 
fenatus eligerat ea dicendi facultate pollentem, qux non folum cli- 
entium jura fibi integra confervaret, verumetiam lapfa in integrum 
relHtueret, quumque ilium tot pr^clarls ingenii dot! bus inilrudum. 
ipfa ejus patria certiiriniis teliimoniis noftro favori commendaverit, 
non dubitavimus eum Baronis honoribus et infignibus jamprideni • 
augere, fed eafdeni virtutes, quas fama in eo imminere prasdicavit, 
nos ei inelfe jamdudum perfpexlmus. Ideoque ficut ob celebrem de 
€0 et vere dilfipatam laudem et pra?conium, eum in Conventu No- 
bilium in ipfis Regni nollri initiis recepimus, jam ob eafdem virtutes 
in eo a nobis fatis compertas, et ab eo in imperii nofiri pacem et in- 
columitatem, in patri<Te dignitatem et commodum, in civium om- 
nium falutem, et coronae noftrje decus et ornamentum feliciter di- 
re6tas et adminiltratas, eundem egregium yirum in foro, in fenatu, 
et in curia denique pari laude fe gerentem, in mkgis fublimeVice- 
comitum Subfellium, fummo Eonorum omnium confer.fu, prove- 
here dignati fumus. Sciatis igitur, &c. (R.oc. .^Geo. I. i. p. f.) | 

-j" On 12 January 172.6 lie had a licence to iiold two fairs, upon ' 

15 April and 12 Oifiober, at Killmac-Cleeny in the county of Cork. 

^ Lords Jour. 11. 545, -• LoJge. 


He married three wives ; to his firil Catharine, fecond 
daughter of Redmond Barry, of Rathcormuck inthe conn* 
ty of Cork, Efq. by his firil: wife Mary, daughter of John 
Boyle of Caftleiyons, Efq. by whom he had one daughter, 
who died an infant, and one Ton St. John Bi-odrick, Efq. 
who in the reign of Q^ Anne, was member of parliament 
for the borough of Midleton, and the city of Cork ; and 
on K. George's acceflion, returned for the county, which 
he reprefented to his death. In 1721 and 1722, he was 
chofen to fit in the EngliHi parliament, for Beeralfton in 
Devonfiiire, and 25 June 1724, fworn of his Majefly's 
privy council in Ireland. In 1709 he marriei Anne,. 
filler to Trevor, Vifcount Hillfborough, and dying in Fe- 
bruary 1727, had iiTue by her, who died 25 April 1752 ', 
five daughters. 

(i) Catharine, buried 2 November 1713, in the chancel of 

St. Michan's church, Dublin. 

/j) Anne, married to James, fon of Sir James JefFereys of 

Blarney in the county of Cork, Knt. living in 17 13, and 
by her who died in Cork 13 May 1763, had ifTue Jamcs- 
St.John of Blarney-callle, (v;ho married the elded daughter 
of John Fitz-Gibbon, Efq. and by her was father of Mary- 
Anne, Lady Vifcountefs Delvin); Alan, who died at 
Corke, 6 April 1758 ; and Arthur who died there i De- 
cember 1760 unmarried. 

Catharine, married in 1737 to Charles O Neile of 
Shane's-Catlle in the county of Antrim, Efq. eldefl: fon of 
John, of EdenduiF-Carrick, alias Shane's-Caflle, and ne- 
phew of Charles, who married Lady Mary Powlet, eldell: 
daughter of Charles, fecond Duke of Bolton, by his fecond 
wife, which Lady Mary, on her hufband's deceafe in 
1716, remarried with Capel Moore, fon of Charles, 
Earl of Drogheda. — John O Neile aforefaid died in 1739? 
having had the faid Charles his heir apparent ; Clotwor- 
thy ; daughter Catharine, married to Sir Richard Butler, 
Vifcount Mountgarret, died 15 April 1739, and was buried 
at St. Michan's ; Rachel ; Elinor ; Kofe ; Anne ; and 
Marv, married to Robert Borrowes of Kildare, Efq. — 
Charles, the eldeft fon married as above, ferved in parlia- 
ment for Randaldown, and dying fuddenly left ilTue by 
his Lady who died 31 July 1742, and was buried at St. 
Michan's, two fons and one daughter, viz. John, his 
heir ; St. John, born at his grandfather's houfe 6 May 

' Chancery Bill filed JQ January 1764, 



1 741, and married to a dau2;hter of Robert Borrower;, 
Efq. ; and Anne, to Richard Jackfon, Efq. fecond fecretar/ ' 

to George, Lord Vifcount Townfend, L. L. — John the , 
eldeft fon, received a liberal education in the univerfities 
oF DubHn and Oxford ; he fucceeded at Shane's-Cidlc, 
ferved firft in parhament for Randalilown, and hath been 
ele6led to the laft and prefent parHaments for the county of 
Antrim, and fworn of the privy council in Ireland; 18 
December 1777 he married Henrietta Boyle, only daugh- 
ter of Charles, Lord Dungarvan, heir apparent to John, 
the fifth Earl of Cork and Orrery, and by her has if- 

Mary, married 16 September 1739, to Sir John Freke (a) 
of Caflle-Freke in the county of Cork, Bart, fourth of 
that title * ; member of p.irliamenc for Baltimore, and 
chofen for the citv of Cork in 1761 ; her Ladyfhip died at 
Caftle-Freke 20 June 1761, and was interred at Mi- 
dleton, having no iffue by Sir John, who married fecond- 
]y in 1765 Lady Elizabeth Gore, lecond daughter of Sir 
Arthur, firft Earl of Arran, by whom he had Sir John, 
his heir, now of Callle-Freke, and the fifth and pre- 
fent Baronet, who reprefents the borough of Donegal! 
in parliament; and 25 January 1783 married Lady Ca- .\ 
tharlne-Charlotte Gore, third daughter of-diis uncle the 
prefent Earl of Arraij. 

. : Jane, 

* Francis Freke, Efq. a perfon of good rep^ite in Somerfet, was Family o^ 
father of Robert P>eke, who was Auditor of the Treafury in the Freke, 
reigns of K. Henry Vill. and Q^ Eli7^abeth, and died worth up- Baronets. 
wards of 103, oool. leaving iiVue Sir "I'homas Freke, Knt. (who fet- 
tled in Dorfet^fliire and was anceftor to the families of Manning, 
Upvvay, and Farringdon, in that county) ; and William of Saveen 
in Hanipfhire, who took to wife the daughter of Arthur Swaine, 
Efq. and with his fon Arthur removed into Ireland ; which Arthur, 
heir to his father, lived near the city of Cork, and by Dorothy, 
daughter of Sir Piercy Smith of Youghall, Knt. had Piercy, his 
heir, who fucceeded to his father's eftatesin Ireland, going to Eng- 
land he married Eli2abeth, daughter of Raufe Freke, Efq. his 
kinfm-an, with he had a confiderable fortune, and purchal- 
ing the efiate of Bliney in Norfolk, left the fame to his fon Raufe 
Freke, Efq. who Vv'as created a BarorHit of England laQ^Aune, 
and left ilfue three fons, viz. Sir Piercy his fuccelTor •, Raufe who 
died at Richmond in Surry in 1727 unmarried ; and Sir John who 
fucceeded to the title. — Sir Piercy, the fecOnd Baronet, ferved in 
parliament for the borough of Baltimore, and dying unmarried in 
Dublin in April 1728, T>as fucceeded in title and eftate by his next 
furviving brother Sir John, the third Baronet, mentioned in the 
text. (Baronetage of England, E4it. 1771, IIL 3S— 39-) 


(r) Jane, to Rev. Laurence Brodrick, minifter of Callan, 

&c. as before mentioned, and had a daughter born 1 8 Sep- 
tember 1758. 

In 1695, hisLordfhip married fecondly AHce, daughter of 
Sir Peter Courthorpe, of the Little-Ifland in the county of 
Cork, (bv his fecond wife, EHzabeth GifFard) and fifler to 
Colonel John Courthorpe, who was killed at the fiege of 
Namure in Flanders, and by her, who was buried at St. 
Michan's 30 June 1703, he had two fons, and one daugh* 
ter ; Courthorpe, baptized 25 March 1700, and buried at 
St. Michan's 23 December following ; Alan, his fucceflbr ; 
and Alice, born 31 May 1697, married 3 March 1736 to 
Rev. John Caftleman, Fellow of All-Souls College, Ox- 
ford, fon to Jonathan Caflleman, of Coberly in Gloucef- 
terlhire, Efq. 

On I December 17 16, his Lordfiiip married to his third 

wife Anne, daughter of Sir John Trevor, mafler of the 

rolls in England, who died 20 May 17 17 aged 90 ; widow 

of Michael Hill of Hillfborough, Efq. and departing this 

life, at Ballyallan in the county of Cork, ap Auguft 

1728, had no ifTue by her, who died 5 January 1747* 

and was fucceeded by his only furviving fon, 

Alan, Alan, the fecond Vifcount Midleton, baptized 31 Ja- 

2 nuary 1701, who in September 1727 was appointed a 

■Jifcount. commiflioner of his Majefty's cuftoms in England, which 

he held till 1730, being conftituted, 27 Augufl that year, 

joint comptroller of the accompts of the army, with Sir 

• ' Philip Meddows ; was member of parliament for Mid- 
hurft ; and, 26 November 1733 took his feat in the Houfe 
of Peers ^•— On 7 May 1729 his Lordfhip married the 
Lady Mary Capel, youngeft daughter of Algernoon, Earl 
of Effex, and deceafing in England 8 June 1747, left if- 
fue by her, who, in October 1727, was appointed a Lady 
of the bedchamber to the Princefs Anne of Great-Britain, 
and died in St. James's-flreet London, I2 March 1762, 
an only fon, 

George, George, the third Vifcount Midleton, born 3 Octo- 
ber 1730, and named after his Majefty, who flood his 
godfather in perfon, 29 06i:ober 175^ he took his feat 
in the Houfe of Peers ^ ; and was chofen to the Britilh 
parliament in 1754 for Alhburton in Devon.-?--On i May 
1752, his Lordfhip married Albina, daughter of Thoma$ 

Town fend;, 

f Lords Jour. Ill, 242« -■ Idem. 1^^. 



Townfend, Efq. brother to Charles, Lord Vifcounfc 
Townfend, and uncle to George, Marquefs Townfend 
of Reynham, fo created in 1788, and deceafing 22 Sep- 
tember 1765, had iffue by her who in 1788 remarried with 
( Edward Miller-Mundy of Shipley in the county of Not-j 
Itingham, Efq. fix fons and three daughters, viz. George, 
his heir; Thomas, born 10 December 1756; Henry, a 
Captain and Colonel in the Coldflream regiment of 
guards; Charles, (married 8 December 1786, to Mary, 
daughter of Richard Woodward, D. D. Lord Bifliop of 
Cloyne) ; William, under fecretary to the coram iflioners 
for managing the Eaft India affairs ; John, an Enflgn in 
the firft regiment of guards ; Albina , Mary ; and Harri- 
ot, ' married 11 Auguft 1787 to Hon. Riphaid Lumley^ ' . 
brother to George-Auguftus, Earl of Scarborough. 

George, the fourth and prefent Vifcount Midleton, George, 
was born i November 1 754, ferves in the Britifh parlia- "^ 
ment for Whitchurch in Hamplhire; 5 December 1778 ^ ^*^^" - 
he married Frances, daughter of Thomas, Lord Pelhamj 
and her Lacjyftiip died 23 June 1 7 83. 

Titles.] George Brodrick, Vifcount of Midleton and 
paron Brodrick of Midleton. 

Creations.] B. Brodrick of Midleton in the county 
of Cork, 13 April 17 15, I Geo. L and V. of the fame 
place, 15 Auguft 17 17. - 

iVRMS.] Pearl, on a chief, emerald, two fpears heads 
ere6f, of the field, their points embrued, proper. 

Crest.] A fpear, pearl, embrued, proper, iffuing out 
of a ducal coronet, topaz. 

Supporters.] Two men in compleat armour, each - 
holding a fpear, asthecreft. 

Motto.] A Cuspide Corona. 

Seats.] Midleton in the county of Cork, 116 miles 
from Dublin ; and Pepper-Harrow in the county of Sur-. 
rcy 23 miles from London. 

_J U liter's Office, ■ . ' 

'^ ^^ f^ /?t'-- 


( 172 ) 

HAMILTON, Viscount B O Y N E, 

55 -L HIS noble branch df the houfe of Hamilton de-? 
rives from Sir Frederick, the fifth and youngeft fon of 
Claud, the firft Lord Paifley, as may be feen under the 
title of Viscount Strabane. 

Sir^ Which Sir Frederick Hamilton, early embracing a mili- 

ITeder^k. j.j^j,y j-p^^ fignalized himfelf under the banner of Guflavus 
Adolphus, King of Sweden ; after which, returning home 
in the latter end of the reign of James L he came into 
Ireland, accompanied with his Majefty's letter to the L.D. 
dated at Weftminfter 8 April 1620, for his better grace and 
countenance, to have the command of the firft foot or 
horfe company, that ihould become void ; and according- 
ly, upon the deceafe of Sir Francis Rulfh, fucceeded to his 
company of foot ; which the King afterwards caufing him 
to relinquifti, that the Lord Efmond might have it for the 
defence of the Fort of Duncannon, in order to abate the 
charge of maintaining a peculiar ward therein ; his Ma- 
jefty, in confideration thereof, ordered by privy feal dated 
at Weftminftcr 10 September 1623, that (notwithftanding 
any diredions to the contrary) he fhould have the very next 
vacant company ^ 

He was a gentleman in ordinary of the privy chamber 
to that King and Charles I. and poffeired a great ihare 
of their Majefties efteem ; the former of whom, in 
order to provide for and fettle him in this kingdom, 
made him confiderable grants of lands *, and 6 Auguft 
^ , " 1623 

* By patent, dated 18 March 1620, -were granted to him, his 
heirs and afTignes the quarter of hind, called Carrowroue, containing 
'788 acres of arable and pal^ure land, and 2612 of Bog and wood \vk 
ib» Barony of Dromahere and county of Leitrim, with other lands 

* Rot. Anno 15 Car. I. 7. p. D. R. 2. 

HAMILTON, Viscount B O Y N E. 173 

1623 fent him over with the following letter to the L. D. 
written from Salifbury. '' We have already expreffed our 
'' good refpe6t to this bearer Sir Frederick Hamilton, Knt. 
^' one of the gentlemen of our privy chamber, by the 
"' grant of fome lands, which we have beftowed upon him 
<' in that kingdom, and lately by affifting him with our 
** favour for obtaining the intereft of Sir John Ayres, in 
*' the liland of Vahitia in that realm ; and now at his go- 
^^ ing thither, we think meet to accompany him with 
'^ thefe our letters, which are to recommend him to your 
** efpecial favour in his affairs there; requiring you in all 
'* his caufes, as well concerning that Ifiand of Valentia, 
*' as any other rights and polTeffions he hath there, to take 
^*^ care that upon all occafions he may have juftice and all 
'^ poffible expedition ; and whatfoever good (hall refult unto 
" him thereby, by your furtherance, will be very accept- 

" able 

in tlie fame barony and county, amounting in the whole to 1568 
acres of the former, and 498 1 of the latter, to hold in Capite by 
Knight's fervice. Of all which prerailfes, to the intent they might 
be anew granted to him, under fuch rents, covenants and proviloes, 
as by his Majefty's Inltrudions for the plantation of the county of 
Leitrim, were to be inferted in the patents of undertakers of th» ' • 

like proportions in that plantation, he petitioned K. Charles I. to 
accept of a furrender -, who by his letter from Weilminller l^ Janu- 
ary 1629 (as an efpecial mark of his favour to him, in regard of 
his long and faithful fervices) diretSled the L. J. to accept a furren- 
der of the manor of Hamilton, and to regrant the fame, together 
with the feveral proportions purchafed by him, namely 1500 acres 
from Captain Henry Fortefcue, 500 from William Neibitt, 200 
from William Sidney, 107 from Owen Mac-Manney Mac-Mury, 
all in the Barony of Dromahere ; 600 from James Rotney, 206 from 
Cahir Mac-Glanigh, 120 from Rory Mac-Glanigh, and about 77 
from Terman O Rourk, in the barony of Roflogher, to be united 
into one manor; he to build a caftle and a bawne, to perform the ar- 
ticles of plantation, and to be made a free denizen of Ireland by the 
faid patent. — Accordingly he furrendered the premilfes 17 May 
1630, and had them regranted and confirmed, with the denization, 
the next day, to be hOlden by Knight's fervice and the rent of 64I. 2s. sd. 
Englifh, with the creation thereof (containing in the whole 4959 
acres of arable and pafture, and 9943 of bogg and wood) into the 
manor of Manor-Hamilton, with a Thurfday market, and three 
fairs on 28 April, 5 June, aiid 26 September, at Clonemullen, 
otherwife Hamilton; free warren; and liberty to impark 1000 
acres. — Alfo, in virtue of the a6l for remedy of defeftive titles, he 
received anew confirmation of tlie premilfes 19 December 1636, at: 
the rent of 129I. 4s. lod. halfpenny, with a Thurfday market, and 
two fairs on 21 June and 22 September, at Dewellifke. — This efiate 
he very much improved by ereding a itately houfe, one of the moll 
coftly edifices in Conaught, with a fpacious Deer-park, -^ad. inany 
other ornamental improvements. 

174 HAMILTON, Viscount B O Y N E. 

*' able to us, as being done to one "whom we value and 
«^ wifli well unto/' 

In 1628, by petition to K. Charles I. he defined his 
Majeity to grant him the nomination and making of two 
Irifh Baronets 5 which requeft (though his Majefty was re- 
folved not to draw it into precedent for others) in regard 
the King was defirous to gratify fo well dcferving a fervant> 
and was confident, he would nominate none but fuch as 
were of meet and fitting quality and condition for that dig- 
nity, was pleafed to grant ; and accordingly, 20 May 
1619 he nominated John Magrath of Allevollan in the 
county of Tipperary, and John Wilfon of Kilienure in 
the county of Donegall, Efqrs. who were created to that 
dignity by letters patent. 

Sir Frederick, with his fons James and Frederick, were 
very confiderable officers in thefervice of the Kings Charles 
I. and II. during the rebellion of 1641, and for their ref- 
pe^live fervices before 1649, had allotted large debentures, 
viz. to Sir Frederick, for I343l- 9s. id; to James and 
Frederick, 2337I. 9s. id. each; but having no lands fet 
out to them in fatisfa6^ion for the fame during their lives, 
an allotment was made, to their adminiftrator, William 
Hamilton of Caledon and his heirs, in truft for the two 
daughters of the faid James, Ton of Sir Frederick ', in 
April 1666, of lands on the eftate of Sir Phelim O 
Neile in the county of Tyrone, and other forfeitures in 
the baronies of Ardagh and Granard in the county of 
Longford, at the rate of i2s. and 6d. the pound, at ten 
years purchafe, befides reprifes *. 

He ^ married Sidney, daughter and heir to Sir John 
Vaughan, a Captain in the Irifli army. Privy Counfellor 
and Governor of the city and county of Londonderry, and 
had ilTue three fons and one daughter ; James, his heir ; 
Frederick, who lod his life in the wars of Ireland, and 
died unmarried ; Guftavus, created Vifcount Boyne ; and 
Chriitiana, married to Sir George Monroe of Thermore, 
Major-General, by whom {he had feveral children, the 
heads of many fiourilhing families in Scotland. 

James Hamilton of Manor-Hamilton, Efq. the elded 
fon, married his firfl: coufin Catharine, daughter of Claud, 
the firfl Lord Strabane, and by her, who remarried firfl 
with Owen Wynne, and after with John Bingham, Efqrs. 


■ ^ Lodge. ' Idem, 

'- Rot!' is^ Car. I. -?.. p. D, R. J, 

HA MILTON, Viscount B O Y N E. 175 

having only two daughters, they carried the aforefaid ef- 
tate into the families of their hufbands, of which they 
came to a partition in 1668, and were, Hannah, married 
to Sir William Gore of Manor-Gore, Bart, who died in 
the year 1 700, anceftor to the Earl of Rofs ; and Sid- 
ney, to Sir John Hume of Caftle-Hume, Bart, in the 
county of Fermanagh, who died in 1695, and was fa- 
ther, by her, who died in 1688, of the late Sir Guftavus 
Hume, then a minor. 

Guftavus, the youngeft Ton of Sir Frederick Hamilton, Gullavu?, 
in the reign of Charles II. was a Captain in the army ; » 
and attending the Duke of Ormond, Chancellor of Ox- Vifcouot, 
ford, to that univerfity, had the degree of Dodor of Laws 
conferred on him 6 Auguft 1677. — On the acceflion of K. 
James II. he was fworn of his privy council ; but being a 
fleady afferter of the laws of his country, he quitted that 
King's fervice on his open violation of them, and was at- 
tainted by his parliament. And when the Irifh army, un- 
der Major-General Richard Hamilton, and Major Domi- 
nick Sheldon, had taken the fort of Hill/borough, and 
plundered Lifburn, Belfaft, and Antrim, and laid liege to 
Coleraine, they met with fuch a warm reception from Ma- 
jor Guftavus Hamilton, who commanded in the town, 
and fpared no charge or pains to make it tenable, that 
they were forced to draw off with confiderable lofs, and 
their defigns againfl: Londonderry were for fome weeks re- 
tarded. On K. William's landing in England, he raifed 
four regiments of foot, and two of dragoons, in two 
counties of Ireland, where he was then chofen Governor- 
He marched to Colerain, repaired the ruined works of that 
place, and defended it five weeks againft the whole Irifli 
army, who twice attempted to ftorm the town ; by which 
means he covered the city of Derry, until all the arms, 
ammunition, and provifions were thrown into it j which 
enabled them to make fo extraordinary a defence ' ; he 
Jieaded a regiment at the battle of the Boyne, where hav- 
ing his horfe killed under him, he narrowly efcaped death, 
—After this vi6tory, he waded the Shannon at the head of 
the grenadiers, and ftorming the town of Athlone, he was 
appointed, upon its furrender. Governor thereof ; and was 
in all the battles, fought after by General Ginkle, for 
the redu6lion of the kingdom ; upon the accomplilhment 
Ivhereof he was fworn of the privy council to K. William ; 


■ Letter from Frederick Lord Boynej 30 September J787. 

176 H A M I L T O N, Viscount B O Y N E. 

made a Brigadier-General of his armies 30 May 1696", 
' and had his fervices rewarded with a grant of forfeited 

lands *. 

Q^ Anne advanced him to the rank of a Major- Genera! 
I January 1703, in whofe firtl: parHament he reprefented 
the county of Donejall, and fo continued till created a 
Peer, of which he was alio C Rotulorum, and Vice-Admi- 
ral of the province of Ulller ; he commanded a regiment 
at the fiege of Vit^o, and hehaved fo well, that the Queen 'j 
prefented him with a confiderable quantity of plate '. — In 
May 1710, beino: of diftinguilhed zeal for the Proteftant 
intereft, he was fworn of her Majefty's privy council, as 
he was 9 OSober 1714 to K. George I. who, in confide- 
ration of his faithful fervices and loyalty, advanced him to 
the dignity of Baron Hamilton of Stackallan by privy feal, 
dated at St. James's 27 September, and by patent f at 


* Namely, the efiate of Roger O Shaghnafly in Oujiodiam, but 
that being afterwards granted in fee to Thomas Prendergall, Efq, 
(after Sir Thomas) in recompence for his difcovery of the alfalfina- 
tion plot ; he had a grant in lieu thereof, dated at Bieren 16 Augull 
1698, N. S. of the lands of Rathlyan, Fiermore, Lartanmore, Car- 
pangowlane, Ballygoule, Ballitore» &c. in the King's County, the 
city a)id county of Waterford, Navan, Athlone, and county of 
Galway, amounting to 500I. 8s. 6d. halfpenny a year, above all 
quit-rents and incumbrances whatever. 

\ The preamble. Regiam Majeftatem non folum armis decora- 
tarn, legibufque armatam, fed et procerunaetiam, non minus virtu- 
tibus quam generis nobilitate infignium, numero munitam pariter 
ac ornatam effe oportet. Cum igitur praehonorabilis et perquaiu 
fidelis noiier confiliarlus Guftavus Hamilton de Stackallan in comi- 
tatu Midenfi Regnoque noftro Hiberniae Armiger, per patrem fuuni 
Fredericum Hamilton nuper de Manor-Hamilton in eodem Regno 
equitem, armis pro libertate fmiul ac religione reformata fub aufpl- 
ciLs fereniffmii Carol! primi tam in Germania, quam in Hibernia 
infignem, ab illultrl viro Jacobo Arrani^e comite in Scotia, Duceque 
Caitri-heraldi in Gallia, necnon RegniScotici circa Annum Milleli- 
mum quingentefimum quadragefimum tertium prorege, regiaeque 
ibidem Ilirpis confanguineo, originem ducat-, necnon per matrem 
fuam Dominam Sidneiam Hamilton, alias Vaughan, iiliam Johan- 
nis Vaughan Equitis aurati, armis itidem pro libertate ac religione 
itif gnis lub Au'piciis fereniiii'T>;« Elizabeth?e Reglnas in Germanica 
iiiferiori, et etiam Caroli primi in Hibernia, fub quo Civitatis Lon- 
dmoderenfis contra Perduelles Toparcha fuit : Majoribus etiam 
gaudeat inter illos Gulielmo Sidney, Equlte aurato, 
Henrici fecundi Regis Camerario, alteroque ejufdem nominis Hen- 
.rici octavi Re^is etian\ Camerario Domufque illius adminiftratore, 
ob fo^^!a fua facta contra Mauros in Hlfpania, et faepius contra 
Regu. holl?s ir.c!y:» ; ejufquefiho Henrico Sidney, ncbiliifmii ordinij 

i Letter ur antea,, 

HAMILTON, Viscount B O Y N E, 1-77 

t)ul)lin 20 Cdober 1715 ; and 12 November taking hh 
feat m the Houfe of Peers, he was two days after appoint- 
ed one of the Lords, to prepare a congratulatory aJdrcis fO 
his Majctly on his mofi: happy acceffion to the throne r» 
The King alfo granted him a mihcary penfionof 182!. 10s. 
a year, and was plealed to promote him to the dignity of 
Vifcount Boyne by privy feal, dated at Hampton-Court i 
Augufl, and by patent ^ 20 oF thst month 1717, witli mc 
Vol. V. N creation 

Perifcelldis Equke, Regnique HlbernlsR, inter alios honore?, fophis 
Prorege, ubi omnia, tarn pace quam bello, lub Elizabetha felicilli-. 
ini€ memoriar; Regina, perquam pruaenrer, nee minus fortiter, ad- 
minillravit; Cumque idena Guiiavus Hamilton, k pra^nobtl; Tua 
Profapia minime degener^ fub Carole lecundo Rege Capitaiieus fac- 
tus, et ad uiteriorem dignitatis graduixi deinde evetlus, Anno Mil- 
lefimo fexcentelime o6logefuno oClavo prsefeciurain fe maluit abdi- 
care, quam illicitis tunc temporis contra libertaterai & religioneni 
machinationibus vel aurem pr.cbere, Ec delude ad Villani de Cole- 
rain accedens, ita fe Holtibiis oppofuit, et alios bene atl'edos ad idem 
faciendum exemplo fuo aniinavit, ut illorum arma a civirate Lon- 
dinoderenfi per aliquas feptimanas divertens, illius Loci Civibus pro 
futura obfidione fe prreparandi, ac (Deo juvante) totum Regnum, fi 
non et Eritanniam etiam confervandi, opportuniratem dedit. Ob 
tju^" tarn fortiterfimul ac feliciter faCla, ad chiliarch;* honorem a l"e- 
reniflimo et immortalis Memoriae Rege Gulielmo prove(^tus, ita afii- 
mofe et fideliter fe contra holies gfeffit, ut non tantum tribunus, led 
et Major etiam Generalis a Sereniffima Regina Anna, jure Optimo, 
fieri meieretur. In prap.lio Boyniaco,' Equo fub fs occilo, paruni a 
morte abfuit, per tiuvium Senum plurimis Globulovum ichbus expo- 
fitus (fed Deo favente tutus) pedeiter di-ixit mibtes ad imputum in 
fortiflimum Athlon-^ Munimentum, ardore non minus quam fuc ^ 
ceflu ftupendo factum : Nee in pr-.elio Aghrimenli aut obfidioric Bal- 
lymorenfi, Gallovidienfi,- aut Limericerifii (quibus omnibus inter- 
fuit) ab ullo unquam periculo fe fubduxit. Hiberiiia tandem redac- 
ta, aliquam fui partem ad pacis artes converteiis, et miles comitatus 
Donegalenfis \inanlmi confenfu ad Regni comitia f«>pius elfdus • 
necnon ad fecretoria principis confilia admill'us, pro libertate, pro 
religione, proque nollra ad Coronam Magn^ BritannicC luccelFio'iie 
llrenue femper contendens, adverlW ubique faitiord fe aperte, nee 
minus quam hoftlbus olim in bello, intrepide oppofuit. Ob Generis 
itaque nobilitatem, lingularem nobis illullrique noltrae Domui Fide- 
litatem, bonumque Aftetlum, omniaque alia illius Benemerita, eun- 
dem Guftavuni Hamilton in procerum five nobilium Regni Hiber- 
niffi numerum, fub titulo Baronis Hamilton de Stackallan, cooptan 
dum decrevimus. Sciatis igitur, &:c. (Rot. Anno z^ Geo. 1, i.p. d. 
* The preamble. Cum perfidelem et dilettum confiliarium nol- 
trum Guftavuna Hamilton, mubas illius et pr^ciaras virtutes refpl- 
cientes, Baronem Hamilton de Stackallan jam creavimus ; et cuin 
regii fitMuneris, regalique munificentiai et Majeiiati gratum, virtu- 
tem perfeverantem et augefcenteni novis iteruiri debitifque hor.ori- 
bus coatimio exornare, et publicis quibuidam notis palam atceliari, 

^ Lords Jour. II. 4.60, 

J78 HAMILTON, Viscount BO YNE. 

creation fee of 2o marcs, by which title on the 27 he took 
his feat '. 

He n^arried Elizabeth, fecond daughter of Sir Henry 
Brooke of Brooke's-Boiough in the county of Fermanagh, 
Knt. (who preferved the town and caftle of Donegall dur- 
ing the wars of 1641, and died in Auguft 1671, by his 
fecond wife Anne, daughter of Sir George St. George, 
Knt. and Bart.) By his will he bequeathed a flagon, cha- 
lice, and pattin, all filver, to the church of Stackallan ; 
lol. to the poor of that parifn, and loL to the poor of the 
parilh of Nevagh in the county of Donegall ; and depart- 
ing this life 16 September 1723, in the 84 year of his age, 
had ilTue by her, who died at Stackallan 28 December 
1721, one daughter Elizabeth, married to Charles Lam- 
' bart of Painftown in the county of Meath, Efq. grandfon 

to the firft Earl of Cavan ; and three fons, Frederick, his 
heir apparent ; Guftavus, father of the prefent Vilcount ,| 
Boyne ; and Henry Hamilton, Efq. who was born in Fe- 
bruary 1692, and 5 October 1727 made joint cuflomer 
and colle6tor of the port of Dublin ; whence, 30 March 
1738 he was removed to the coiIe6lion of the port of Cork^ 
and was member of parliament for the county of Done- 
gall. In 06tober 1722 ^ he married Mary, eldefl daugh- 
ter of Jofhua Dawfon of Caftle-Dawfon in the county of * 
Derry, Efq. and dying at Cork 3 June 1743, left by her 
who died in March 1770 five fons, and two daugh-* 1 
ters ; viz. Rev. Guftavus Hamilton, baptized 5 O6i:ober 
1723, who married firft Letitia, eldeft daughter of Ed- i 
ward Bolton of Brazeel, Efq. and fecondly Alicia, daugh- 
ter of Colonel Patterfon ; Jofhua, appointed 3 March 
1757, furve)or of the port of Waterford, married in March 
175010 Mary, elded daughter of Sir Richard Cox, Bart, 
and foe died in April 1764; Sackville, baptized 5 April 
1732, principal fccretary in the civil department of go- 


quam bene acceptu?, quam optatus pio et fapientl principl fit clvis 
bonus et de patria benemeritus. Nos igltur niulta virtutum obfer- 
rantia, et loiiga facloruni fer'ie confirmati, proptei" Coiiftantiam no- 
bis et fidelitatem nuUis concufiam periculis, propter pietateni erga 
patriam, et anlrnuni in reforniata religione femper llabilem, prop- 
rerque conatus contra hiimUoruni noftrorum contumaciam indefeiTos, 
prn?dlctum Gullavuni Baronem Hamilton de Stackallan ad ordinem. 
Vicecomitum Regn'i nollri Hibernire promovere decrevimus% Scia-, 
ns igltur, ^c. (Rot. Anno 4 Geo. I. i.p. f.) 

* Lords Jour. II. 545. 

^ Articles of marriage dated 27 0<5lober 1722, 

HAMILTON, Viscount B O Y N Eo 179 

vernment, and married to Arabella, daughter of Rev. 
Doftor Berkeley ; Henry ; Edward ; Anne ; and Mary, 
married 27 October 1765, to Rev. Nathaniel Prellon, of 
Swainftown in the county of Meath. 

Frederick Hamilton, Efq. the eldeft Ton, on i Septem- 
ber 1707 married Sophia, eidefr firtfT to James, Lord Vif- 
count Limerick, and died xo December 17 15 (before his 
father) having ifTue by her, -who died in London 6 May 
1748, two fons, and two daughters 5 Guftavus, fucceflbr 
to his grandfather ', James, made Lieutenant of a Ihip of 
war 3 September 1741, died in November 1744, onboard 
the fleet in the jMeditcrranean ; Anne, baptized 6 May 
1712, and Ehzabeth born in 1715, both died young. 

Guftavus, the fecond Vifcount Boyne, born in 1710, Guftavus, 
■was taken by his mother to London, upon his father's dc- . ^ 
ceafe, who placed him at Weftminfter-fchool, and provid-^^^°^"^'' 
ed fit tutors for his infl:ru6tion until his grandfather's death, 
whom he riot only fucceeded in his real eflate, but by his 
will was left a very large fortune, provided he chofe Sir 
Ralph Gore, arid his uncle Henry Hamilton 3 his guardi- 
ans, which, he accordingly did ^ ; after viiiting the courts 
of foreign Princes, he returned from his travels in Oc- 
tober 1731 ; and took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 24 
December following ^ being chofen 17 February 1735 to 
the Englifli parliament for Newport in the Ifle of Wight. 
e*— In Auguft 1735 he ^as fworn of the privy council ; and 
in June 1737 appointed a commillioner of the revenue ; 
his Lordfhip made his will 5 April 174^, and died unmar- 
ried 18 of that month, leaving his coufm Richard Hamil- 
ton of Stackalfan his heir in tail male ^, he was buried at 
Stackallan, with his grandfather, being fucceeded by his 
firft coulin Frederick, eldeft fon of his uncle 

Guflavns Hamilton of Redwood in the King's County> 
Efq. who was Knight in parliament for the county of 
Donegal!, in January 17 17 married Dorothea, only 
daughter of Richard, Lord Bellew, which title is now ex- 
tinct, and dying at Redhills in Weflmeath, 26 February 
1734-5, had ilTue by her who remarried with David Dick- 
fon, Efq. two fons and five daughters, viz. Frederick j' 
Richard, made heir to his coufin Guftavus, Lord Boyne, 
and fucceeded his brother Frederick in that title j Frances, 

N 2 baptiz-ed" 

■ I 

'BiHln Chancery, - Lords Jour, III. i?r; 

^ Bill in Chancery filed 2Z Mardi 1759. 


iSo H AMILTON, V^scouisrr BO YNE, j 

baptized i6 OQiohtr 17 19, died young; Elizabeth died ! 
uiiinarried 16 May 1742 ; Catharine, married 26 Decern- 
ber 1744 to Edward Lovibond oF Kingfton in Surry ^ and 
of Hampton in the county of Middlefex^ Ef:|. ; Sophia, 
who died in Auguil: 1742 ; and Dorotheay born 30 ApiJ 
1-722 i. 
Frederick, Frederick, the third Vifoount Boyne, was baptized 9 
v'f ^, November 1 7 i 8j and 24 October 1747 took his feat in the 
° Houfe of Peers *. He married Elizabeth, daughter oi 
Benjamin Hadley of Tuiramc^re in the King's County, 
Efq. but dyii>g at his houfe in Drumcondra, 2 January, j| 
1772, he v/as interred- in St. Paul's church Dublin ; being 'H 
fucceeded in the tithe by his brother 
:Rlchard; Richard, the fourth and prefent Vifcount Boyne, who was , 
"^ ^. born 24 March 1724, he fucceeded to the eftates of his cou- 
fin GuiUvus, the fecond Vifcount, and fat firfl in the Houfe 
of Peers as Lord Boyne 18 May 1774 ^- He married Geor-' 
<>-ina, daughter of William Bury of Shanrrbn-Grove in the 
county of Limerick, Efq. and by her had iflue (^vcn fons 
and ten daughters, viz. Guftavus, (born 20 December 
1749, niarried lApril 1773 to Martha, da^ighter of Sir 
Qoaile Some'fville of Brownfliown in the county of Meath^^ i 
Bart, and has iifue Sari^, born 23 February 1775 ; and ' 
Georgina, born" 14 Fel^ru-^ry 1776) ; Charles, (born 6 
Odober 1750,' a Capta-i^a- in the twelfth regiment of dra- 
goons, and married in September 1785,^ to a daughter of 
Chrirtopher Kirwan Lyfler, Efq.) ; John, born i Au- 
guit 1752, and Richard, born 27 June 1758, died 
youncT ; William, born 17 October 1763, died 18 
October 1779; Richard, born 18 October 1764, died in 
November lollowing ; Richard, born 21 July 1774; Jane, 
born 7 September 1751, and Dorothy, born 22 Sept-embcir 
1-753, died young ; Catharine, (born 28 Auguft 1754, 
3narried 3 February 1773, to Flugh Montgomery Lyons^ 
Efq. and has iflue John, born 3 December 1774; Geor- 
giana-Maria, born 3 December 1 773 ; and Dorothea-Eliza- j 
beth, born 25 06tober 1775) ; Elizabeth, born 2r Sep- 
tember 1755, Georgina, born 16 October 1756, and 
Mary-Anne, born i May 1760, died young ; Mary, born 
.24 January 1762 ; Barbara, bom 9 December 1766 ; So- 
phia, born 3 December 1769 ; and Anne^ born 2 March 

1777 '- 


^ Lodge. 2 Lor J? Jour, JI I, 654.. ^ Idem, IV. 762. 

* Uliler'sOfP.e. 

ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. xSi 

Titles.] Richard Hamilton, Vifcount Boyne, and 
Baron Hamilton of Stackallan. 

Creations»] B. Hamilton of Stackallan in the coun- 
ty Meath 20 Oaober 17 15, 2 Geo. L and Y. of the river 
Boyne 20 Auguft 1 717, 4 of that reign. 

Arms.] Ruby, three cinquefoils pierced, ermine. 

Crest.] The fame as the Lord Vifcount Strabane's. 

Supporters.] Two mermaids, proper, with goldeii 
Jiair difhevelled, each holding a mirror, topaz. 

Motto.] Nec Timeo, Nec SpernOc 

Seat.] Stackallan in the county of Meath^ 21 miles 
irom Dublin. 



A H rS family, long refident in the kingdom of Eng- 26 
land, was tranfplanted into Holland about two hundred 
years ago, and came from that country into Ireland, in the 
perfon of John Allen, Efq. fent over as a factor for the John* 
Dutch in the latter end of Q^ Elizabeth's reign ; who 
being very handfome in his perfon, and of great Ikill in 
architecture, was much elieemed, and confultcd by the 
moll: eminent of the nobiiity and gentry in their build- 
ings ; particularly by the Earr of Strafford, L. L. of 
Ireland, in his large intended edifice near'Naas; and 
laid out the plan of his own hcufe at Mullynahack near 
Dublin, leaving it to be executed by his fon Sir Joihua, 
for whom he acquired a confiderable fortune, <ind who * 


j32 ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 

made very large additions thereto, by purchafe * and an 
exteniive trade, bein^ a merchant of the firil: rank. 
Sirjofhua. In 1664. he was Sheriff of the city of Dublin, and In 
1673 ferved the office of Lord Mayor ; was knighted, and 
appointed 8 June 1679 one of the commiflioners for admi- 
niftering the oaths of fupremacy and allegiance to fuch, as 
fliould be entered into the artillery garden ; but was in- 
volved in the general act of attainder, pafledby K. James's 
parliament in 1689 ; and had his eftate of 2720I. a year 
in Ireland, and 200I. a year in England, fequeftered.— ^ 
He married Mary, daughter of Mr. Wybrowof the coun- 
ty of Cheiler, filler to Richard Wybrow, Efq. Cap- 
tain of horfe in Ireland, who died in 17 20, and aunt to 
John Wybrow, fon and heir to the laid Richard j and de- 
parting this life 8 July 1691, he was buried the 10 in the 
parifh church of St. Catharine, Dublin, having had iffue 
by her, who died 4 September 1709, and was buried the 6 
in St. James's church, Dublin, feven fons and eight 
daughters, of whom Joihua, Caleb, Tofhua, Richard, 
Wybrow, William ; Mary, Anne, Jane, Catharine, 
and Elizabeth, died young or unmarried : and the fur- 
vivers were one fon John? and three daughters, viz. 
I (i) Elizabeth, married to Anthony Shephard of Newcaflle» 

Efq. member of parliament for the county of Longford, 
nephew and heir to Robert Choppoyne of Newcaftle, who 
died in the reign of K. William, and dying 23 February 
1732, had ilTue by him, who died 15 June 1738, set. 


^ Among which were by deeds of leafe and releafe, dated Sand \ 
5 March 1670, from John Blackwell of DubHn, Efq. for the fum of' 
'i""-t 1533!. 6s. 8d. the towns and lands of Cafile- Dillon and MuUahayes, 
with an iiland in the Litfey, containing 295 acres, 3 roods, and i8 
perches plantation meafure, in the county of Kildare. — 20 andzt 
March 167 [ from Richard Talbot of Ballgriffin, Efq. for 2010L 
the towns and lands of Priorftown and Rue, Coolefitch, Synionf- 
town, Galbellovvn, Potterllovvn, &c, in the barony of Salt in the 
fame county. — 20 October 1675 from William Rochfort of Laraghes 
and James his fon and heir, for iiol. their right in and to the fir ft 
r-^ mentioned lands of CafHe-Dillon, &c. — 2 November 1675 a mort- 

J gage from Richard Butler, Earl of Arran. for 3700I. of the manor 

of Rathvilly in the county of Carlow, to receive 600I. a year there- 
out for the lives of his wife Mary, and of his fons John and Caleb, 
and after their deaths, to nominate any other in their ftead, or in 
cafeofnegledl of nomination, the laid fum to be paid for feven years 
after all their deaths. He had alfo a grant of lands under the 3.6ls of 
fettlement; and wnth his fon John, another grant under the a6l of 
$race, ii? the firfl year of the reign of K, James II. (Lodge, and 
Rot. 18 Car. IL I. p. D.) 

ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 18^ 

65, and was there burled, five Tons, Choppoyne, Jodiua, 
John, Richard, who all died young ; Anthony, member 
of parliament for the borough of Longford, who died un- 
married 5 April 1737 ; and one daughter Elizabeth, the 
firft wife of Arthur-Mohun, Lord Yifcount Doneraile. 

Elinor, born in 1679, married i2 March 1700 to Hen- fz) 
ry Weftenra of Dublin, Efq. and by him, who died in 
17 19, had four fons and fix daughters, Henry, who died 
young ; Warner ; Henry, Captain-Lieutenant of dra- 
goons, and is deceafed ; Peter, in Holy Orders who died 
in 1788; Mary; Elizabeth, married to Arthur Weldoi> 
of the Queen's County, Efq. ; Elinor died young ; Eli- 
nor ; Jane, Lady Yifcountefs Galway ; and Penelope.-r-f 
Warner, the eldeft furviving fon, ferved in parliament 
for Maryborough, married 13 December 1738, Lady 
Hefter Lambart, fecond daughter of Richard, Earl of 
Cavan, and by her who yet furvives him, had a daughter 
Margaret, and feveral other children, of whom Richard, 
the lecond fon entered into the army, married and has if- 
fue ; and Henry the eldefl: married a daughter of Colonel 
John Murray, (by his wife Mary, Dowager of Cadwal- 
lader. Lord Blayney), and has iffue WilHam ; Henry ; 
Maria-Frances, married in 1788 to Sir John Craven Car- 
den of Templemore in the county of Tipperary, Bart, (o 
created 31 Auguft 1787 ; and Hefter-Harriot. 

Mary, born in 1667 married to Jofhua Cooper of Mar- (3) 
Cray in the county ofSligo, Efq. and had two fons, Jofhqa, 
(reprefentative of that county in parliament, who married 
Mary, fecond daughter of Flenry Bingham of Nev/brooke 
in the county of Mayo, Efq. and was father of the Right 
Hon. Jofhua Cooper a member of the privy council in Ire- 
land, and by Sarah, who was born in January 1723, 
daughter of Edward Synge, D. D. Lord Bilhop of Elphin, 
hath ilTue) ^ Richard; and five daughters, viz. Mary; 
Elizabeth ; Anne, married to John Perceval of Temple^ 
houfe, Efq. ; Ellen ; and Margaret. 

John Allen, Efq. who fucceeded his father Sir Jofhua, John, 
was born 13 February 1666, and in the reign of K. Wil- 
liam bore a Captain's commifiion in the army ; reprcfent- 
ed in that and the reign of Q^ Anne the county of Wick- 
low in parliament ; as on K. George's acceihon he was 
chofen to do for the county of Dublin * ; and 9 October 


'* His eftate of 6ool, a year was feqiiefier.ed bv K. James's par'na- 
inent, and i Aiij^ult 1714 ihe faid John pmsh'Vit'd from Jamss^Duke 




84 ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 

17 14 was fworn of his Majefly'^s privy council ; "vvho tak- 
ing into coniideration his great merits, advanced him to 
the dignities of Baron Allen of Stillorgan and Vifcount 
Allen, by privy feal, dated at Hampton-Court 3 Auguft, 
and by patent * the 28 of that month 1717, with the cre- 
ation fee of 20 marcs, and 5 September he took his feat 
in the Hoa'e of Peers i. — In 16 84 lie married Marv, eld- 
ell daughter of Robert Fitz Gerald, Efq. fifler to Robert, 
Earl of Kiidare, by her, who died 'm 1692, he had ilFue 
three fons ; and departing this lite in London 8 November 
1726, his Gorpfe was bi ought mto Irelaid, and depofited 

fthe 19) in the family vault at St. James's Dublin. His 

Ions were, . .■ 

(0 Jofhua, his fucCiTor. 

(2) Robert, baptized 12 May 1687, was Knight for the coun- 
ty of Wicklow from the time he came of age to his death, 
of which county he was Sheriff in the yea.s 1720 and 1 7 21. 
On 17 September 1736 he was appointed iecretary -to the 
commiiTioners of his Majefty's revenue, but dying 16 De- 
cember 1 741 5 was buried at St. James's. Purfuant to 


of Ormond, part of the town ar.d lands of Arklo'.v, lying on the 
South lide of the river, and containing 8528 acres p^iantation meafure, 

* The preamble. Cum Reges ad fummum Majeftatis faftlgiura 
ideofmt evetti, ut ab lis, tanquam fontibus, virtutum omnium Re- 
rumque geltarum pr?emia, honores, tituli deriventur : Cum ciiam 
Jiobis exploratum fir, per dile<^tuni nolhum conhliarium Johannem 
Allen de Majeftate noftra at de patria £ua f?epius praeciare meritum 
elTe, praefertim quod anno nnillefinio fexcentefimo o6togeffimo oClavo 
leligionem proteliantium, leges'et libertates Hiberniae adverfus ty- 
rannidem ing;ruentem, fumma qua potuk animi conltantia, fit tu- 
tatus • quodque nobis et illultrhlim?e noifrse fapnilise profpiciens, Jus 
Succelfionis noitrae, cuiplurimi infenfi adverfabantur, palam et ftre- 
nue defender! t ; nee delhtit tamen quin opibus et Gratia, quibus 
plurimum inter fuos pollebat, ulterius adniteretur, ut in conventibus 
provincialium er Municipiis ii tantum Equites St Burgenfes eligeren- 
t-Hir, qui fide fpeftata eandem quam ipfe operam nobis prnsftitiffent, 
/quam autem accepta fit bonis omnibus fingularis ejus in nos fideli- 
tas, vel inde facile apparet quod, quo tempore prsefensordinum con- 
ventus indiceretur, tres comitatus Diihlinirv/rs^ Kildarenjis, ViciO'vt 
eum cum duobus filiis natu majoribus elegerint, tertiuiti veroet natu 
minimum ^//^/W Manicipes, idque fadhn>\ rariffimo exemplo con- 
fentiens omnivim EleClorum vox comprobavit. Quibus omnibus 
rite perpeufis, quo de regio noftro erga ilium et filios ejus eorumque 
pofter'^s favore, et de Tllius in nos meritis conllet in perpetuum, ita- 
fitimus prpedidtum Johannern Allen in numerum proceruni regninof- 
t.i Hibernire adfcribere. Sciatis igitur, &c. (Rot. Anno 4 GeOc I, 
2. p. f ) ^ ♦?• 

* Lords Jo'.ir. II. 550, 

ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN- 1I5 

articles dated 22 and 23 December, he married 16 Janu- 
ary 1707 Frances, daughter of Robert Johnfon, Efq. Ba- 
ron of the Exchequer, and had iffue by her who died in 
June 1762 at Stephen's-g;reen, two fons and three daugh- 
ters, viz. J^oberi, appointed i May 1734 to fucceed Tho- 
mas Upton, Efq. in the office of cuftomer, colIe6lor and 
receiver of the ports of Londonderry, Coleraine, Bally- 
fhannon, Portruth and Loughfwilly, but died at Bath, un- 
married, in May 1736, and 29 June was buried at St. 
James's; Francis, born in 1717, died young; Mary, 
baptized 7 July 17 11, married in 1 732 to Robert Bofwell 
of Ballycorry in the coupty of Wicklow, Efq. collector of 
Wicklow ; Margaret died unmarried ; and Prances, born 
in 1719 married 8 April 1738 to William- Paul Warren of 
Grangebegg in the county ot Kildare *, Efq. and had a 
fen Pvichard, and a daughter Frances. 

R. chard, father of the prefent Vifcount. ("3) 

Jofhua, the fecond Vilcount, was baptized 17 Septem- Jolhua, 
ber 1685; reprefented the county of Kildare in parlia- , "^ 
meni, whihl a commoner, of which he was Sheriff for the ^ ^°^^^ * 
years 1720 and 1725; fucceeding to the titles, he took 
kis feat in the Houle of Peers 28 November 1727 », and 
was a member of his Majefty's privy council. On 18 Oc- 
tober 1707 he married Margaret, daughter of Samiuel 
Du-Pafs of Epfom, Efq. firfl. clerk in the fecretary of 
gate's office, f and dying at- Stihorgan 5 December 1 742, 

■• " ' was 

* His father Richard Warren of Grangebegg, Efq. died 6 Fe- 
bruary 1734-5, and his mother was "Mary, eldeft of the five: daugh- 
ters and coheirs of Henry Percy, Efq. (Lodge.) 

'^ Her Ladyfhip was married in St Margaret's church, Weftmin- 
fter, the parifh wherein fl^.e was born, viz. in the rector's houfe in 
.' Piccadilly, and fhe was baptized in the paridi church of St. James's 
London. Her father quitted his employment on account of his re- 
ligion, in the reign of James IL and went into Holland to the Prince 
of Orange, with whom he returned to England, after three years 
flay in that counrrr; and refufmg to accept of his poft again, re- 
tired into the Ealt-Indies, where he died in 1699. Her mother was 
Dorothy, daughter of Edward Ellis, Efq. who ferved K. Charles IJ. 
with his purfe during his exile, to the amount of 24,0001. for which 
her Ladyfliip had debentures, — She gave 10 acres of good land in 
perpetuity, and 50I. for eretting a charter fchool at Arklow in the 
county of Wicklow, which being finifned for the reception of 40 
children, was folemnly opened on Chrillmas-day 1748, when 20 chil- 
dren of each fex were admitted; and .by her will fhe charged her 
• eflate in the county of Dublin with 20I. a year for ever^ for the ulp 
©f faid 9harter fchool. (Lodge.) 

^ Lords Jour, III. a. 

j^d' ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 

was buried the 8 in his vault at St. Jame's, having had 
ilfue by her who died 4 March 1758, in Duke-ftreet, St. 
James's, Weftminfter ^, two Tons and five daughters, viz. 
John his fucceffor ; Jofliua, baptized i July 1717, died at 
the age of fix years, and was buried at St. James's, as 
• were Mary, Margaret, and Catharine, who all died 

young; Elizabeth, baptized 19 July 1722, married 27 
Auguft 1750 to John Proby of Elton-Hall in the county of 
Huntingdon, created Lord Carysfort ; and Frances, to Sir 
William Mayne, Bart, created Lord Newhaven. 
John, John, the third Vifcount Allen, in 1732 was chofen 
5 member of parliament for Carysfort, and on his accefllon 
\iicount. J.Q j.j^g honours, took his feat in the Upper Houfe 29 Odo- 
ber 1743 ^ > but his Lordfliip having the misfortune to be 
infulted in the ftreets, on Friday 26 April 1 745, by three 
dragoons, received a wound on his hand by one of them, 
with his broad fword, which threw him into a fever, and 
was the caufe of his death 25 May following. His Lord- 
Ihip dying unmarried, was fucceeded by his firll coufin. 
John, eldeft fon of his uncle 

Richard Allen, Efq. who was baptized 22 July 1691 ; 
ferved in parliament in the reign of George L for the bo- 
rough of Athy, and in 1727 was chofen to reprefent the 
county of Kildare. Fie married Dorothy, one of the five 
daughters and coheirs of Major Green of Killaghy in the 
county of Tipperary, and died at Cromlin near Dublin 14 
April 1745, having had iiTue by her who died 4 May 
1757, five fon s and four daughters, viz. John his heir; 
Richard, Samuel, Mary, and Dorothy, all deceafed j 
Jofliua, who fucceeded to the title ; Richard ; Jane ; and 
Elizabeth, married 18 December 1767 to Captain Browne- 
John, John, the fourth Vifcount Allen, was chofen 15 Janu- 
.. ^ ary 1741 to fupply his uncle Robert's feat in parliament 
,Vi coun . ^Qj. j.|^g county of Wicklow ; was appointed in April I742 
Lieutenant c^ a troop in General Browne's regiment of 
horfe, of which he was afterwards Captain ; and took hi^ 
feat in the Houfe of Peers 9 O6tober 1745 3. His Lord- 
fhip having taken an a6tive part againft: the government, 
found his military fcrvices not likeiy to be rewarded, he 
therefore retired from public life, and lived at his feat of 
Puncherftown in the county of Kildare, in a feries ofafi:^ 
of benevolence, until 10 Ncvember 1753, when he died 
ynmarried, and was fuccededby his brother 


" Lodge. 2 Lords Jour. HI. 540, 2 Idem. 592, 

ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 187 

Jofhua, the fifth and prefent Vlfcount, who was horn Jofliua. 
26 April 1728, ferved in the army in Germany, as Cap- . 5 
tain of the 37 regiment of foot, during the campaigns of ^^^'^°^"^' 
nS^j 1759* ^nd 1760, under the command of Prince 
Ferdinand of Brunfwick, and was wounded in the memo- 
rable battle of Mindcn in 1759; in 1761 he was appointed 
Deputy Qiiarter-Mafter-General to the Britilh troops fent to 
the relief of Portugal under the command of General Lord 
Tyrawly, where he ferved until the peace , in 1762 he 
was chofen member of the Britifli parliament for the bo- 
rough of Eye in Suffolk, in the room of Lord Vifcount 
Bromethen called up to the Houfe of Peers, on the demife 
of Earl Cornwallis his father, and he was re-ele6led for 
that borough in the enfuing parliament ; in 1763 he was 
fent to join his regiment in the Ifland of Minorca, and was 
foon afrer appointed Captain of a company in the firfl regi- 
ment of foot guards, from which he retired in 1775 ; 
26 April 1 7 70 he obtained an annual penfion of 6col. ; and 
he fat firft in the Houfe of Peers 26 November 1753 '.•«-~5 
Auguft 1 781 his Lordfhip married in Dublin, Frances, 
eldefl: daughter of Gaynor Barry, Efq. of Dormftown in 
the county of Meath, and by her hath iffue Jofhua-Wil- 
liam ; Frances-Elizabeth j and Letitia-Dorothea 2. 

Titles.] Jofhua Allen, Vifcount Allen, in the coun° 
ty of Kildare, and Baron Allen of Stillorgan in the coun- 
ty of Dublin. 

Creation.] So created 28 Augud: 17 17, 4 Geo. L 

Arms.] Peari, two bars wavy and a chief, faphire, 
on the latter an eftoil between two efcaliops, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a bezant, charged with a Tal- 
bot's head erafed, diamond. 

Supporters.] Two Talbots, diamond. 

Motto.] iRiyMPHO Morte Tam Vita. 

Seat.] Ladytown in the county of Kildarc? 11 miles 
from Dublin- 

? Penfion Li(l, and Lords Jour. IV. lo, 
- His Lordihlps Letter 20 November 1787. 


( i88 > 


^7 T 


HIS family is denominated from its pofleflions in the 
county of York, and defcended from Sylvefter de Grim- 
flon of Grimfton, who attended William, Duke of Nor- 
mandy, in his expedition to England as ftandard-bearer, 
and in that ftation valiantly fought at the battle of Haftings, 
where the kingdom proved the reward of their vi6lory over 
Harold, who then polTeiTed the throne : And the year fol- 
lowing, on the Conqueror's fettling his houfehold, he was 
appointed his Chamberlain, and did homage for Grimfton, 
Hoxton, Tonfted, and other lands, which he held of the 
Lord Roos, as of his honour of Roos in HoldernefTe, York-* 

He was fucceeded at Grimfton by his fon Daniel, who 
married the daughter of Sir Adam Sprinuall, and was fa- 
ther of Sir Thomas Grimfton, living in the reign of K. 
Stephen^ who by the daughter of Sir John Bofwell of Al- 
derfey, Knt. had John, his fucceftor at Grimfton, whdfe 
wife was the daughter and heir to Sir John Goodmaghan, 
and his fon by her was Sir William Grimfton, living iri 
1 23 1, who by the daughter and heir to Sir John Colholme 
of Colholme, had two fons. Sir Roger ; and Alexander, 
whofe wife was the daughter of John Frowick of Middle- 
Sir Roger, fex.— Sir Roger was Under-ftieriff of the county of Kent 
to Hubert de Burgo, from 1223 to 1228; and marrying 
the daughter of Fulk Conftable of Fulmark, had two fons, 
Walter ; and Sir Gervaife Grimftone, who left no iffue by 
his wife, the daughter of Sir John Bafkerville. -^Walter, 
who fucceeded, married the daughter and coheir to Her- 
bert Flinton of Flinton in Holdernefle, and had iftue three 
fons, viz. William; John, Dean of Rochefter and Abbot 
of Selby ; and Robert^ who married the daughter of" 









William Grimdon of Grimiton;, Efq. the eldell fon^ \Ynuaai. 
married Armatruid, daughter of Sir Rowland (rather John) 
Ryfom of Ryfom in Hoiderneiie, Knt. and had three 

Thomas, living in 1420 (10 Hen. V.) who married (•) 
]Dyoni{ia, daughter of the Lord Sutton, and had a fon of 
his own name, who marrying the daughter of William 
Fitz-William of Aldwark, had iffue two fons and two 
daughters. Waiter, living in 1466 ; William,- who died 
childlefs ; Margaret, married to Robert Forthingham of 
Forthingham ; and Anne, to William Vavafour of Wef- 
ton in Yorklhire — Walter Grimflon, the elder fon, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter and heir to Sir John Portington, 
(who was made Serjeant at Law to K. Henry VL 17 
April 1446, and four years after was Jullice of the Com- 
rhon Pleas) and was father of Thomas Grimfton, Efq. 
who by the daughter and heir of - — - Newark, had fix 
ions and two daughters, viz. Walter ; William ; Tho- 
mas ; Henry ; Gervaife ; Jofias^ who married the daugh- 
ter and heir of Ever ; Anne married to George Brig- 
ham ; and Mary to ■■ Ellerker of Lycett '. — Walter, 
the eldeft fon, living in the time of Henry VIIL married 
the daughter of John Dakine of Brandfburton (or Brandf- 
bury) in Holdernefle, and had Thomas his heir, and a 
daughter Elizabeth, wife to Marmaduke Conftable of Hat- 
field in Holderneffe. — Thomas, who fucceeded at Grim- 
flon, had four fons and two daughters by Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Nicholas Girlington ofHachford in Norfolk, viz. 
Thomas 9 Francis, who married Sufan, daughter of Wil- 
liam \Vindefley of Brandburton ; John 5 Marmaduke, 

who married a daughter of Stirley ; Anne, married 

to Robert Wright of Plow, in the county of Lincoln ; and 
Magdalen, to John Thwenge of Overhelmfiie, and had 
Marmaduke Thwenge, aged 24 in 1584, William, Anne, 
and Margery ^.—Thomas, the eldeft fon, living in 1584, 
married Dorothy, daughter of Marmaduke Thwaites, by 
whom he had fix fons and two daughters, Marmaduke | 
Thomas ; John ; Thwaites ; Walter (who married Do- 
rothy, daughter and coheir to Marmaduke Thirkeld of 
Eftrop, Efq.); Chriftopher, who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Martin Barney of Gunflon in Norfolk^ and 
had a fon Barney ; Elinor, married to William Thornton 
of Newton^ and Cicely to Robert Saltmarlk of Saftmarfli 


* Lodge, J Xi 


190 GRIMStON, Viscount GRIMStON', 

in Yorkfhire, Efqrs.«=— Marmaduke, the eldeft fon^ 
married Frances, daughter of George Gill of Hertfordj^ 
by whom he had Thomas his heir, who left no iffue j but 
fome of the name and family yet fubfiftin Yorklbire. 

(2) Robert, ariceftor to the Lord Grimfton. 

(3) John, Dean of Windfor in 141 8. 

Robert. Robert, the fecond fon, leaving Yorklhire, became 
feated in the county of Suffolk, in the reign of Henry V. 
by his marriage with the daughter of Sir Anthony Spilman^,' 
Edward, by whom he was father of Edward Grimfton, who fucceeded 
him in lands at Rifehungles and Ipfwich m that county, 
and married firft Phiiippa, dafughter of John, Lord Tip- 
toft, filler and coheir to John, Earl of Worcefter, and 
widow of Thomas, Lord Roos^ by whom having no iffue, 
he married fecondly Mary, daughter of William Drury of 
Rougham in Suffolk, Efq. and by her had four fons and 
three daughters, of whom Elizabeth (was married to Henry 
Reepes, and had Elizabeth, married to Thomas Holt of 
Swanftead ; Francis who married Catharine, daughter of 
Thomas Leman, arid had John and Thomazine ; and 
John who married Dorothy Sidner, and had a fon John) l" 
John, the third fon, was anceftor to the Grinriffons of Nor- 
thward, folk and Effex ; and Edward> the eldeft, marrying Mar- 
Edward, garet, eldeft daughter of Thomas Hervey, Efq. left Ed- 
ward his heir, who by Anne, daughter of John Garnifh 
Sir of Kenton in Suffolk, Efq. was father of another Edward,' 
Edward, who in the reign of Q^ Elizabeth ferved in feveral parlia- 
ments for the borough of Ipfwich ; was knighted by her 
Majefty ; called into her privy council ; and continued by 
her, comptroller of Calais, having been fo appointed 30 Au- 
gull 1552 by K. Edward VI. 

In the beginning of 1558 that place being taken by the 
Duke of Giiift', Sir Edward, the comptroller, was among 
the principal prifoners. Having, according to the duty of 
his poft, frequently given advice of the ill condition of 
the garrifon, but whether they, to whom he wrote, were 
corrupted by the French, or that the low eilate of the trea- 
Jury occafioned the want of fupply, it was refolved he, 
ihould not return to England to difcover the reafon, and 
therefore was fuffered to lie a prifoner in the Bafiile^ with- 
a>ut any care taken of him or his fellow-captives ; and the 
ranfom fet on him was fo high, that having loft a great 
cftate, which he had purchafcd about Calais, he deter- 





mined to prejudice his family no further by redeeming his 
liberty at fo high a rate, intending either to remain a pri- 
foner, or make his efcape, the latter of which he thus ef- 

After about two years confinement, being lodged in the 
top of the Bajllky he chanced to procure a file, with 
which cutting out one of the window bars, and having a 
rope conveyed to him, he changed cloaths with his fer- 
vant, and defcended by the rope> which proving a great 
deal too ihort, he was obliged to take a long leap, which 
he did without hurt, and> before the outer gates were (hut, 
made his efcape undifcovered. But his beard, which was 
long, made him apprehend that he fhould be known by it ; 
yet by a happy providence, finding in his fervant's pockcC 
a pair of fciffars, he fo disfigured it, as to render fuch a 
difcovery very difficult, and having learned the art of 
war in company with the Scots guard de Maiiche, he fpokc 
that dialed, and fo paffed for a Scots pilgrim ; by which 
means he efcaped to England, and offering to take his 
trial, made his innocence fo evident, that the jury -were 
ready to acquit him without leaving the court. 

He lived to a great age> deceafing in his 98 year, and 
having been twice married, left iffue by his firll wife ' a 
fon and fucceffor Edward Grimfton, Efq. who was feated Edward^ 
at Bradfield in Effex, and 31 Eliz. ferved in parliament 
for the borough of Eye in Suffolk, his father then living. 
He married Joan, daug:hter and coheir to Thomas Rifby 
of Lavenham in Suffolk, Efq. (whofe mother was daugh- 
ter and coheir to John Harbottle of Crosfield in the fame 
county, Efq.) by which marriage he confiderably enlarged 
his eftate J and departing this life 15 Auguft 1610, left 
two fons, Harbottle and Henry, who were both knighted, 
and married two fillers. Sir Henry having iffue a fon Ed- 
ward, who lies buried in Beaconsfield churchy Bucks^ 
with this memorial j 

Here lyeth the Body of 
^ Edward Grimflone, Efq,*, 

Son of Henry Grimftone 
Knt. who died the 17th of 
March 1656 2. 


Lodge,- f Le Neve's Monument. Angl, 


Sir Sir Harbottle Grimfton of Bradfield, the elder fon, was 

Karbottle, advanced to the dignity of a Baronet 25 November 1612 j 

_ ' and being a gentleman well efleenied in his country, was 

Baronet, gj^^j.-^- qI^ ElTex in 16 14 ^ and chofen its reprefentative 

m three parliaments during the reign of Charles I. He 

married Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Goppengerof Stoke 
in Kent, Efq. and dying about the year 1640, had iffue 
iive fons ; Edward, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas MafTam, Efq. and died before his father without 
ifTue ; Harbottle, who fucceeded 5 Henry, Thomas, and 

William. -Henry died young, and was buried in the 

chancel of Illington church under a fair done, with this^ 
infcription j 


Sperat Relurre6i:ionerri 

(Filius Harbotelli GrimeflorJ 

Militis et Baronetti 

Natu tertius). 

Henricus Grimesi'6n.- 


En Chrifti Regno fum. 

Qui moritur vivit, Chrifto hulcy 

Mors femita, Du6t:or 

Angelus, ad Vitam janua 

Chriflus erit. 

Hac Iter ad Superos, calcans 

Veftigia Lethi^ 

Intrabam Chrifti regia 

Templa Dei. 

12. die Meniis Julii, An. Dom. 1627. 

Sir S[|. Harbottle Grimfton, the fecond Baronet^ having h-is' 

Harbottle, education in the Inns of Court, was well verfed in the 
Baroi\et. ^^ws, and the ancient cuftoms and ufage of parHaments ; 
and behaved with a fleady zeal to the true interell of his 
country, in the diftrafled time of the civil war. He well 
knew and oblerved the bounds between arbitrary power and 
legal duty, which difpofition caufed him to oppofe and re- 
tule the payment of illegal taxes (on which account his 
father had been imprifoned in the Fleet) and in the parlia- 
ment, which met 3 April 1640, being member for Col- 
chefter, for which he ferved to his death, he was one of 


* Fuller's \\'onh*es. 


the firft that infixed on the calling thofe perfons to ac- 
count, who had advifed the levying fhip-money, and in 
an excellent fpeech on that fubjefit-, faid. He was perfuad^ 
ed that they^ "who gave their opinions for the legality of if^ 
did it againfi the di6tamen of their own confcience. ^^But as he 
only intended the reform of fuch invafions on the liberty 
and property of the fubjedt ; fo did he endeavour, "with all 
his interefl:, to pacify the minds of thofe, who were fet 
upon extorting extravagant demands from their fovereign ; 
for he rather continued to fit, than concur with the long 
parliament, till after the treaty with the King in the Ifl- of 
IVight, of which he was one of the commiffioners ; and, 
as Lord Clarendon obferves, behaved himfelf fo, that 
his Majefty was well fatisfied with him ; and prefling the 
acceptance of the King's conceflions, was, after his return, ' 

excluded by force, with others, from fitting in the Houfe 
of Commons. He was, befides, the more obnoxious, for 
having been inftrumental in procuring part of the army to 
be difbanded, for performing which at the feveral places of 
rendezvous he was appointed, 29 May 1647, one of the 
commiffioners. And when the King was brought to his 
trial, the perfons in power had fuch apprehenfions of his 
duty to his Majefty, and his interefl: with the army and 
people, that they put him under confinement^ and did not 
releafe him till after the King's death, as appears by this 

'* You are> on fight hereof, to fet at liberty Sir Har- 
*' bottle Grimfton, he having engaged himfelf not to aO", 
*^ or do any thing to the differvice of the parliament or 
'^ army. Given under my hand the 30th day of January 
** 1648. Fairfax." 

*^ To the Marfhal-General, or his Deputy." 

When he had figned a proteftation, declaring all a6is to 
be void, which from the time of his expulfion, had been 
done in the Houfe of Commons, he contented himfelf 
with waiting the return of the people to their allegiance-, 
and lived retired, until General Monck paved the way for 
the King's refloration ; about which time the excluded 
members returning to the Houfe, * all who meant well to 

Vol. V. O the 

* The corporation of Cokhefter fent him the following letter ; 

*' Honourable Sir, 
*' As we cannot but with thankfulnefs acknowledge the merer of 
^' God to the nation in general, fo more par tit ularly to this town 

*' that 


the King, contrived his eIe6i:ion for Speaker, to which he 
was chofen 25 April 1660, and the before-mentioned no- 
ble author tells us, that he fubmiited to it, out of a hope and 
confidence, that the defigns it ixjas laid for would fucceed. And 
fo juil a fenle had the King of his merits, and endeavours 
to promote the reftbration,^^ that he called him into his pri- 
vy council, and 3 November 1660 made him mafter of 
the rolls ; which honourable poft he very judicioufly exe- 
cuted, to the fatisfa(£tion of all concerned in the law *.— ^ 


** that after the many changes and alterations vce have bfeen tofled 
** in that now there is (as we are credibly informed and do believe) 
• *' a fi-ee admilfion of the members of the late parliament, fo long 
*' interrupted by force, we cannot but with much eam-eftnefs (in 
*' the behalf of ourfelves and the free burgefles of the town) make 
' i ** our humble requeft, thiit you will be pleafed to return to that 
*' truf, to which you were fo freely and unanimoufly elefted in the 
** year 1640, which we do the rather requeft out of the former ex- 
*■' perience, that not only this town but the nation in general hath 
** had of your faithfulnefs and ability, and the many mlferies and 
*■' calamities we have groaned under hnce your abfence i and as we 
*' formerly had the honour of fending fo eminent and worthy a 
*• member, fo we fhaH hope (by the bleffing of God upon your en- 
" deavours) that not only ourielves but the whole nation in general 
*^ fhall have caufe to blefs God for vouf return, and in his due time- 
*' reap the benefit of your councils and labour in that great alTem- 
^' bly. Sir, we fhall not farther trouble you at prefent, than to 
*' alfure you, we are, as by many former favours bound to be, 
*' Your faithful and humble fervants, 

" Thomas Peeke, Mavor, 
Golchefter, Z3 February 1659. '' John Shaw, Recorder. 

*' John Radhams, ~ 

. *' John Gaell. g 

" Thomas Reynolds I a 
'' John Milbanks, f^ 

" Peter Johnfon, } •-; 

*' Andrew Fomental. ^ 
*' Sir, 
*' The reft of the Aldertnen, viz. Mr. Reynolds at Eaftgates, 
*' Captain Rayner, and Mr. Jeremy Daniel, are not in town." 

* He compiled and publiflied the Reports of Law Cafes of Sir 
George Crooke, Juftice of the Common Pleas. He was well read in the 
ancient fathers of the church, and wrote in Latiji, for the ufe of his 
f&n, a fmall manual, containing the Duty of a Chriftian. He alfo 
left in manufcript a journal of the feveral debates in the treaty with 
K.. Charles 1. atthe Hie of Wight, among which are many weighty 
arguments concerning the liberty of the fubjeil, and the authority 
•f church government. — His views and defigns being dire(51ed to the 
good of the public, which he had always at heart, he was the lefs 
follcitous in the reign of Charles II. to be great at court, though he 
kcld a friejttdlbip and correfpondence v.dth many leading men, ef- 



He was made recorder of the corporation of Harwich for 
life, being the fecond who bore that office ', and 24 April 
1665 obtained a confirmation of the franchifes and immu- 
nities of that town ; being alfo by patent, dated al Weft- 
minfter 27 July 1664, made High Steward of St. Albans 
for life, but died in January 1683, in the 82 year of his 


His firft wife was Mary, daughter of Sir George Crooke, ' 

Knt. who J I February 1623 was made Juftice of the Com- 
mon-Pleas, by whom he had fix fons and two daughters, 
of which Tons five died before him, and George, the eld- 
eft, dying in the 23 year of his age, was interred under a 
monument in St. Michael's church, St. Albans, leavii\g 
no ilTue by his wife Sarah, younger daughter and coheir 
to Sir Edward Alfton, Knt. M. D. ; who re-mam ed firll 
with John, Duke of Somerfet, and after with Henry Hare, 
Lord Coleraine. — The daughters were, Mary, married to 
Sir Capel Luckyn, Knt. and Bart. ; and Elizabeth, in 
1650 to Sir George Grubham How, of Cold-Berwick ia 
Wiltfhire, Bart. — His fecond wife was Anne, elder dauo-h- 
ter and at length heir to Sir Nathaniel Bacon of Culford- 
Hall in Suffolk, Knight of the Bath, widow of Sir Tho* 
mas-Meautys, by her he had an only daughter Anne, who 
died young ; and his Lady having the manors of Gorham- 
bury and Kingfbury near St. Albans fettled on her for life, 
he purchafed the reverfion thereof from Mr. Hercules 
Meautys, nephew of Sir Thomas, the heir at law, the for- 
mer of which. Sir Samuel Grimflon, his only furviving 
fon, made the principal place of his refidence. 

Which Sir Samuel was born 7 January 1643, and hav- Sir 
ing all the advantages of education, was an accomplifhed SamvK 
gentleman, and well efteemed in his country ; ferved in 6 
feveral parliaments for the borough of St. Albans, during 
the reigns of K. Charles II. and K. William ; but was fo 
obnoxious to K. James II. that he excepted hirr^out of his 

O 2 manifeJlQ 

pecially the Earl of Clarendon, as appears by their letters. He \va5^ 
an honourable friend, a kind indulgent father and niafter, and fi- 
aiifhed his courfe like a pious, charitable and good chriftian, with a 
full affurance of happlnefs in another world. See the character of 
him and his fecond Lady in Eifhop Burnet's Hiftory of his own 
Times, in the opinion of which prelate ne ftood fo fair, that he 
njery judiclori/ly obfer'ves^ he thought his only fault was, thai hi iuas 
too rich. 

« Dale's Hift. of Hsrwichi, 




manrfejlo in 1 692, when he had formed a defign of landing 
in England. — He married firft Elizabeth, eldeft daughter 
of Heneage Finch, Karl of Nottingham, Chancellor of 
England, and by her had an only daughter Elizabeth, the 
firli wife to William Savile the fecond Marquefs of Hallifax, 
who by her had an only furviving daughter Anne, the firft 
wife of Thomas, Lord Bruce, fon of Thomas, Earl of 
AyleilDury, which Lady died 18 July 1717, in the 27 year 
of her age. — His fecond wife was the Lady Anne TuFton, 
fixth and youngeft daughter of John, the fecond Earl of 
Thanet, and by her, (who lies buried in the Eaft part of 
the church-yard of Tewing in Hertfordfhire, under a 
tomb enclofed by iron rails, thus infcribed. 

Here lieth interred the Body of the Right 
Honourable Lady Anne Grimfton, Wife to Sir 
Samuel Grimfton, Bart, of Gorhambiiry in 
Hertfordihire, Daughter to the late Right 
Honourable Earl of Thanet. She departed this 
Life Nov. 22. 17 13. in the 6oih Year of her age.) 

he had a fon Exlward, born 22 July 1674, and a daughter 
Mary, born the year after ; but they both dying young, 
the dignity of Baronet expired with him, who deceafed in 
October i 700, in the 52 year of his age, leaving a great 
cilate, under certain limitationsy to William Luckyn, 
Efq. fecond fon of Sir William Luckyn of Mefling-Hall in 
EiTex, Knt. and Bart, who was fon and heir to Sir Capet 
Luckyn, by Mary, elder fifter of the faid Sir Samuel 
Gr imtlon. 
Sir Which family of Luckyn (his Lordfhip's paternal ancef- 

vvilham, jQ^g>j \^^\^ of good antiquity in F^iTex, of which county 
BHronet. Ro^^rt Luckyn, Efq. was Sheriff 16 Jac L as in 13 of 
Charles I. was Sir William Luckyn of Little-Waltham, 
Knt. S who 2 March 1628 was created a Baronet ; and 
in 1637 was Sheriff of the faid county. He married Mil- 
dred, third daughter of Sir Gamahel Capel of Rookwood- 
Hall in Effex, Knt. by whom he had two daughters, Jane 
and Elizabeth ; and two fons. Sir Capel, his heir ; and 
Sir William, alfo created a Baronet 13 November 1661, 
but he leaving by Winifred his wife, third and youngeft 
dnughter of Sir Richard Everard of Much-Waltham in 
y K-ifex, Bart, an only daughter Anne, (married to Sir Hen- 


« Fuller'^ ^Vorthie^s. 


ry Palmer of Wingham in Kent, Bart, who died without 
iirue by her in 1 706) the title became extin<5^. 

Sir Capel Luckyn, the fecond Baronet, born in i62i,Slr Capel, 
was member of parliament for Harwich in 1661, and mar- 2 
tied (as already obferved) Mary, elder daughter of Sir ^^^'^^^^^- 
Harbottle Grimfton, by her, who died 18 March 1718, 
in the 86 year of her age, he had a numerous ifTue, whereof 
William fucceeded to the title and eftate ; and the fur- 
viving daughters were Mildred, married firfl: to Thomas 
Smyth of Blackmore in EiTcx, Efq. and fecondly to Mr. • 
Pavifon Browning of London, Linen-draper ; and Sarah, 
lirft to Richard Saltonftal of South Qkingdon, Efq. and 
fecondly to Dacres Barrett of Bellhoufe in Avely, EfTex, 
Efq. to whom (he was third wife, and by him, who died 
in 1723, had a daughter Catharine, married to Sir Phi- 
lip Hall of Upton in Eflex. 

Sir William Luckyn, the fecond but eldefl: furviving fon. Sir 
marrying Mary^ daughter of William Sherington, Efq. ^VlHiam, 
Alderman of London, had iflue ten fon s and five daugh- j, ^ 
ters, viz. Sir Harbottle, his fuccelTor, cup-bearer to Q^ 
Anne and K. George IL who died 4 February 1736, un- 
married ; William, adopted heir to Sir Samuel Grimllon, 
and advanced to the Peerage ; Capel ; Henry ; Charles 
of Merton-college, Oxford^ redor of Pedmerfh and Meil- 
ing in ElTex ; Edward ; Samuel ; George, who died 
at Mefling-hall 5 February 1733, get. 37; Sherington, 
and James ; Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mildred, and 

Sir William, the fecond fon, being adopted by his un- ^^'^f 
de Sir Samuel Grimfton, heir to his eftate, in virtue of }^.l'^''""^> 
the limitation thereof affumed the name of Grim.ilon.— Q^lnii^on 
Ini7io, 1713, 1714, and 1727, he was member of par- 
liament for St. Albans, and created a Peer of Ireland by 
privy feal, dated at St. James's 29 April, and by patent ♦' 


* The preamble. Gum nihil in bonum publicum magis 
cedat, quam virtutem pra^miis ornare, prasfertim geiitrls fpleii- 
dore illuftratam, virofque egregiis geftis de patria benenieritos, et 
illuftriifimas Angliie familias affinitate attingemes, honoribus au- 
gere : Et cum hoc tltulo fe nobis pr?ecipue commendet diledus nof- 
ter Guliehnus Grimfton de Gorhambury in agro Hertfordenfi Armi- 
ger, uon interupta Linea a Silveftro Grimfton de Grimfton in agro 
Eboraceiifi ortus, qui Gulielmum Conqueftorem Expeditione fua in 
Angliam comitabatur, ejufque vexillifer fuerat in pn^iio infigni 
Spud Hastings, ubi parta Victoria, totum Regnum in principis il- 
lius ditloneiii redai5lum eft j a quo SiUeftro ad prs;dictum Guliel- 



at Dublin 29 May 1719, ^vlth the creation fee of 20 
marcs, and 13 July following he took his Teat in parlia- 
ment ^ 

His Lordftiip married Jane, daughter of James Cooke, 
citizen of London, and deceafed 15 Odober 1756, aged 
73, having had ifTue by her, who died 12 March 1765, in 
<■ the county of Hertford, nineteen children, whereof Sa- 
muel (the eldell: fon, born 28 December 1707, 5 Novem- 
ber 1730 married Mary, daughter and heir to Henry Lo- 
vell of Coleman-ftreet London, Rfq. Turkey-merchant, 
who died in 1725, and was youngeft fon to Sir Salathiel 
Lovell, Baron of the Exchequer, by whom he had a 
daughter born i April 1736, who died an infant j andde- 
ceafing in London 14 June 1737, in the 30 year of his 
age, was interred in St. Nicholas's church, St. Albans, 
and his widow remarried with William, Vifcount Bar- 
rington) ; James, heir apparent ; Harbottle (born 2 De- 
cember 171 2, was appointed i May 1736 gentleman- 
tilher to the Princefs of Wales, which he rehgned in O6I0- 
fcer 1737, and 10 May 1740 fucceededSir William Wynne 
as flandard bearer to the gentlemen-pentioners, of which 
band he was appointed Lieutenant in May 1749, in 
V 1750 changed his name to Luckyn by a6t of parliament, 
and ij> deceafed) ; George, (born i2Augufl 1714, was 
made 13 Odober 1729 gentleman-ufher to the Prince of 
Wales ; married in April 1744 the daughter of — Clo- 
ver of Hertfordlhire, Efq and had two fons of the name 
of Edward, both deceafed); William, born 3 January 1719 ; 
Jane, born 20 December 1718, married in AugufI: 1743 

mnm Grimfton longa progenitorum feries extitit inviClo in patrlam 
amore, et inconculla erga P.eges fuos fide. Infignes inter hos emi- 
3mit Edwardus Grimfton Eques auratus a fecretls Regni conciliis, 
et rationum publicarum Caleti infpe6^or, qui, urbe CaUis reddita, 
turrem propugnavit, et, noji nifi fame vi6lus, hoftiuni fe permifit 
fidei : Hujus Edwardi Pronepos Harbottle Grimfton Eques Auratus 
et Baronettus, magnus ille artium Hberalium et literaruni humana- 
rum Marcenas et exemplar, in reftauratione Caroli fecundi in pa- 
trlam et Solium Avituni magna pars fuit ope et concilio : Dein Reg- 
y\\ comitiis in altera Senatus dome orator, et Potuioriim Regni 
Prasfeftus. In celeberrim.i hujus viri nomen, fiim-iliam et virtutes 
fucceffit prjefatus GulJelmus Grimfton, Pronepos hasrefque non de- 
gener, qui atavorum Kieritis hoc addidit proprium, ut in diificilli- 
jTiis temporibvjs, cum fucceffio noftra in h?ec regna periclitaretur, 
ftrenuum fe juris noftri bonique publici propugnatorem pr^eftaret. 
Sciatis )gi:ur no'5, in perpetuum regii noftri favoris erga ilium et 
tjus pofceros indicium, creaife, ^'c. (Rot. Cane. Anno 5 Geo. I, 

>-P.Q . . ^^ ^ , 

" Lords Jour. IL 6i2» * 

GRIMSTON, Viscount GRIMSTON. ,' '199 

to Thomas Gape of St. Albans, Efq. 5 and Frances, born 
15 September 1725 '. 

Sir James, the fecond Vifcount, was born 9 Oflober Sir Jame?, 
17 1 1, married Mary, daughter of John-Afkell Bucknall 2 
ofOxney in the county of Hertford, Efq. and deceafing ^'^^*^®""'' 
of the gout 15 December 1773 was buried in St. Michael's 
church St. Albans, having had iffue hy her who was born 
28 April 17 1 7, and died in Auguft 1778, three Tons and * 

five daughters, viz. James-Buckoall, who fucceeded to 
fche title ; Wilham (born 23 June 1750, reprefentativc 
in the Britifh parliament for the borough of St. Albans, 
and married 7 February 1783 to Sophia, daughter and co- 
heir to Richard Hoare of Baram in EiTex, Eiq.) ; Har- 
bottle, born 14 April 1752; daughter Jane, born 10 
September 1748, married 6 Odober 1 774 to Thomas Eft- 
court, Efq.; Mary, born 28 May 1753, married 3 April 
1777 to William Hall of Wa-lden in Hertfordlhire, Efq. ; 
Sufanna-Afkell, born 23 September 1754, married 15 Fe- 
bruary 1781 to John Warde of Squerries in Kent, Efq.; 
Frances-Cooke, born 27 March 1757; and Charlotte- 
Johanna, born 10 September 1759 2. 

Sir Jamcs-Bucknall, the third and prefent Vifcount Sir J^me^, 
Grimfton^ was born 9 May 1747 ; his Lor-dlhip reprefents . 3 
the county of Hertford in theBritilh parliarnent.— 28 July -^"'^®""^' 
2774, he married Harriot only daughter of Edward Wal- 
ter of Stalbridge in the county of Dorfet, Efq. by Harriot, 
daughter and coheir to George, Lord Forefter, and by her 
Ladyftiip who died 7 November 1786, hath iffue James- * - 
Walter, born 26 September 1775 ; Harriot, born 14 De- 
ceniberi776; and Charlotte, born 16 January 1778 3. ' 

Titles.] Sir James-Bucknall Grimflon, Vifcount 
Grimfton, Baron of Dunboyne, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet, 2 March 1628, 4 Car. I. V, 
Grimfton, and B. of Dunboyne in the county of Meath, 
3 June 1 7 19, 5 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Quarterly, ift and 4th pearl, on a fefs, dia- 
mond, three mullets of fix points pierced, topaz, and ii| 
the dexter chief an ermine fpot, for Grimflon, 2d and id 
diamond, a fefs dancette between two leopards faces, to- 
paz, for Luckyn. ' 

Crest.] On a wreath, a flag's head coup'd, proper^ 
^•ttired, topaz. 

^•- ^ Supporters.] 

* Ulfter's Omce. ^ Idem, ^ Idem. ' ' 

leo SHUTE, Viscount BARRINGTON. 

Supporters.] The dexter a (lag, reguardant, pro- 
pcFj attired, as the creft. The finifter a gryphon, re- 
guardant, topaz. 

Motto ] Mediocria Firma. 

Seats*] Gorhambury in the county of Hertford, 22 
miles from London, and Mefling-Hall, otherwife Bay- 
nard's-Caftle, near Colchefter in Effex, 44 miles from 
. London. 




^o' XJLI S Lordfliip's family is of Norman extra<^ion, In which 
Dutchy, whilft it continued annexed to the Engliih crown, 
were to be feen the remains of a caftle bearing the name 
of Shute and formerly in the family, with other monu- 
ments in feveral towns of that Dutchy. 

The family hath been long feated in the counties ofLei- 
cefter and Cambridge, in the latter of which at Hocking- 
Chrifto- ton, or Hogginton redded Ghriftopher Shute, Efq. (a de- 
pher. fcendant of the Norman line) whofe fon Robert being bred 
Robert, to the law, was chofen Serjeant in Michaelmas Term 
1577, was recorder of Cambridge, and ferved in feveral par- 
liaments for that town, till by patent, dated at Weftmin- 
flcr I June 1579, he was conftituted fecond Baron of the 
Exchequer ', with this claufe in his grant, that he fhould 
be reputed, and have the fame order, degree, efteem, digni- 
ty and preheminence, to all intents and purpofes, as any 
inferior ju^ice of the chief or common benches enjoyed or 

■ Dugdalc'a Origines, 

SHUTE, Viscount BARRINGTON. : 2ot 

ought to enjoy ; and in the year 1585, he removed to the 
court of King's Bench. He married Thomafine, daughter 
of Chriftopher Burgoyne of Long-Staunton in the county 
X)f Cambridge, Efq. by whom he had four fons, Francis, 
John, Chrirtopher, Thomas ; and a daughter, married to 
John Hatton, Efq. father by her of Sir Chriflopher Hatton, 
made Knight of the Bath at the coronation of K. James I. 
anceftorto WiUiam, Viicount Hatton. 

Francis Shute of Upton in Leicefterfhire, Efq. the elded Francis, 
/on, married Frances, daughter of Hercules Meautys of 
Weft-Ham in Hikx, Efq. by her who re-;narried with Ro- 
bert RatchfF, Earl of Sullcx, had feveral children, of whom 
Francis Shute of Upton, county of Leiccfter, Efq. left three 
fons, viz. James, the father of James, who died without 
iffue ; Samuel ; and Benjamin anceftor to Lord Barring- * 

ton. Samuel, the fecond fon in 1681 was Sheriff of Lon- 
don, had three fons, Francis, Jofeph, and Carroll, who all 
i^ied young, and two daughters his coheirs, viz. Elizabi^th, 
who married Francis Barrington of Tofts, in^the county 
cf Eflex, Efq. and had no iiFue ; and Anne, married ^ 
firil to Thomas Andrews, of Langdon-Hills, in the 
county of Eifex, Efq. j and fecondiy to Dottor Knight- 
iy Chetwood of Tempsford in Bedfordfhire, Dean of 
Gloucefter, by whom (he had an only fon John Chetwood, 
Efq. L. L. D. Fellow of Trinity-Hall, Cambridge, who 
died unmarried. 

Benjamin Shute Efq. the younger fon of Francis, mar- Benjamin; 
ried Elizabeth Caryl, died in 1683, and had ilTue three 
fons and as many daughters ; Samuel, Lieutenant-Colonel 
of horfe, and Governor of New-England in 17 j5, who 
died unmarried 15 April, 1742, aged eighty years ; Ben- 
jamin died alfo a batchelor in 1714 ; John created Vif- 
count Barrington ; Mary, married to Henry Yeamans, 
Efq.; Martha, to Henry Bendyfh Efq-; and Anne, firil: to , 
Richard OMey of Norton-Hall in the county of Derby, 
Efq. and fecondiy, to Richard, or Gervaife Scrope of Cock- 
rington in Lincolnlhire, Efq. 

John Shute of the Inner-Temple, Efq. the youngeft fon, John, 
in 1708, was made a commiflioner of the cuftoms, being i 
then a Barrifter of the Inner-Temple, from which he was Vifcount, 
removed 3 Januarv 171 1 by Q^ Anne ; in whofe reign in 
1 7 10, John Wildman of Becket in the county of Berks, 
Efq. fettled his large eftate upon him, though no relation, 
and but of {lender acquaintance, having always approved 
of the Roman cuftom of adoption, and who in his will, 


ao2 SHUTE, Viscount HARRINGTON. 

dnted four years before his death, declared, his only reafon 
for making Mr. Shute his heir, was, that he thought that 
gentleman moft worthy to be adopted by him, as is expref- 
ied on the monuments, which his Lordfhip in 17 13 ere^- 
cd in the church cf Shrivenham, to the memory of Mr. 
Wildman, and of his father Sir John Wildman, Kht. 
Poflmafler-General, and Alderman of London, who dit(ji 
in 1693, ^t- 7-- 

Some years after he had another confiderable eilate left 
him by Francis Harrington of Tofts, Efq. before-mention- 
ed, who had married his firft coufin (defcended from Sir 
Gobart Harrington of Tofts inLittle-Badow, Knt. younger 
fon of Sir Thomas Barrington of Barrington-Hall, Knt. 
snd Bart, fon and heir of Sir Francis, created a Baronet 
29 June 16 11, at the firft inflitution of that dignity) by 
T^'hom having no iffue, and having purchafed the eftate from 
his Mci\. brother Sir Thomas Barrington, he re-conveyed 
it to him, and the reverfion, for v/ant of ilTue, to the faid 
John Shutc, Efq. who purfuant to the deed cf fettlement, 
procured an a6t: of parliament to alTume the name, and 
fcear the arms of Barrington. 

In 1714 and 1722 he was returned member to parlia- 
ment for the town of Berwick upon Tweed 5 but the 
Houfe of Commons taking into confideration: the Har- 
bourg lottery, came at length to this refolution, that his 
Lordfhip had promoted and carried on that fraudulent un- 
dertaking ^ fof which 15 February 17 22 he was expelled 
the houfe 3 and again offering himfelf a candidate forthd 
faid town againO: the Lord Polwarth, he lofl the ele6lion 
by -a majority of only four votes. 

■ On 5 July 1729 he had a reverfionary grant of the office 
cf Mafter of the Rolls in Ireland, which he furrendered 10 
December 1731 ; and being a perfon of great judgment 
and learning, was the author of a book, entituled, Alifcel- 
lanea Sacra ; cf an EfTay on the feveral Difpenfations of 
God to mankind ; and of divers pamphlets in favour of 
fuch as diffent from the efrabliihed church. 

His majefty K. George I. was pkafed by privy feaij dated I 
at St. James's ro Jane, and by patent ^ at Dublin i July 
. , • ■ •■ ^ ■ ■ 1720, 

^ The Preamble, Cum nullum fit magi? idoneum Virtutis pras- 
rnhmi, iieque ulla Res qua Honiinuni menres ad eani amplexandam 
acrius incitantur, quain Honores in eos collaci, qui probltate Animi 
ac Morum integritatei)iclaruerur.r, quiqne in iilud Sedulo incumben- 
1^3, quo Principis, Patriiaeqne Commodis maxime infervlre poirenf; 
- tame^) 


172D, to create him Baron Barrlngton of Newcaflie, and 
Vifcount Barrington of Ardglafs, with a fee of 20 Marcs 
On 14 December 1734 his Lordlhip departed this 
Jife at his feat of Becket, after an illnefs of feven hours 
continuance, in the 56 year of his age, and the 27 was 
buried in the parilh church of Shrivenham in the county 
of Berks, where a monument was cre6ted to his memory 
with the toliowing infcrlption ; ■ - 

Here lies 

The Right Honourable John Barrington, 

Vifcount Barrington of Ardglafs, and 

Baron of Newcaftle in the kingdom of Ireland. 

His father, Benjamin, was the youngeil fon of 

Francis Shut'" of Uptc^n in the county of Leicefler, Efq, 

• Who w.ts defcended from Robert Shute of 

Hockington in the county- of Cambridge> 

One of the twelve judges in 

The reign of Queen Elizabeth. 

John, Lord Barrington was chofen reprefentativc 

For the town of Berwick upon Tweed, in 



Mmen omrem Merltorum fuorum jadlatlonem eoufque effugerunt, 
ut etiani Prasmia Virtu dbusfuis debira diu ac f.iepe recufarint, 
Cumque^ne fe hu juice Rei Exemplum Johannes Barrington de 
Beckec in Coraitatu Berchenfi, Armiger, niitltoties idque in Rebus 
maximi momenti, et ante et portquam ad hiijus Regni imperiurn 
accefTimos^ nobis Bonifque omnibus ollenderit, Proceruni numero 
in R.egno no^ino Hiberni^ eun\ adfciibi volumus. Etinimque eii 
firma ejus et mconculTaerga nos Aniral Atfeftio, lludiumque perpe- 
tuurn ita in Senatu Temper fe gelTit, iit faluberrima Concilia, qu^e- 
<j\ie ad l^piperiura noftrum. Gloriamque firmandum, ac Salutem Pa- 
tfias tuend\j«ijni?sime fpetStarent, nunquani non fit fecutus ; et fua 
priyata Commoda noItris.Rationibuslibenter pollponens, haudfemel 
publica Munera, quibus obeundis non minus Emolumenti quani 
Dignitatis futunim erat, ut confequeretiir, ultro fibi oblata, recula- 
vit, cum ineo fcilicet Res ftatuelfent, ut Reipublicae privatus, quan^ 
ad Honores eveiftus, magis prodelTe poffe fe fperaret ; quoomni tem- 
pore tamFideet Au6loritate fua apud omnes, >quam Gratia noftra, 
quibus utrifque maxime pollebat, in noftris aliorumque Commodis 
promovendis diligentiffirae ei\ ufus. Virum igitur tarn egregia ac 
prarftanti Indole pr:isd!tum, cxijus Indicia qu«dam jam olim eo 
fplendore duxerunt ut duo prxqellentes Viri, eximio erga Familiam 
nollram in haec Regna fucceifuram ftudio, magnana fibi apud popu- 
lates merito Exiftimationem nadi, Bono publico, confulentes, eum 
fibi adoptaverint, debita Meritorum fuorum Mercede diutius carere 
baud aequum duximus. Sciatis igitur, Sec. (Rot. Cane. A°, 6 Gto, 
3.2. p. D.) 

204 SHUTE, Viscount BARRINGTON. 

Both parliaments of King George the fir£l ; 

And died December 14, 1734, 

In the fifty-iixth year of his age. 

Leaving by Anne his wife, daughter and cohcirefs 

Of Sir William Daines, 

Six fons and three daughters. 

He took the name of Harrington purfuant to the 

Settlement of his relation Francis Barrington 

Of Tofts in the county of EiTex, Efq. 

And inherited the eftate he had in this neighbourhood 

By the will of John Wildman of Becket 

In the county of Berks, Efcj ' . 

Of the fons. 
(0 William, fucceedcd to the title. 

(2) Francis, died young. 

(3) John, was Colonel of a company in the guards ; after 
ferving feveral campaigns became colonel of the (ixty-fourth 
regiment, with which he went to the Weft-Indies under 
Major-General Hapfon in 1 758, and fucceeding to the com- 
mand after the death of that officer, reduced the ifland of 
Guadaloupe, the firft conqueft of any importance made 
from the French in that war. He died at Paris 2 April 
1764, being then a Major-General, Colonel of the eighth 
regiment of foot, and Governor of Berwick ; leaving ifi- 
fue by Elizabeth, daughter of Florentius Vaflal, Efq. three 
fons, William; Richard; Rev. George, who 12 February 
1788 married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Adair of 
Stratford-Place in London, Efq. ; and a daughter Louifa. 

(4) Daines, one of his Majefty's council at law, and the ce- 
lebrated author of ^' Obfervations upon the Statutes," ap^ 
pointed 24 May 1 751, Marfnal of the High Court of Ad-^ 
miralty in England, which he refigned in J753> on being 
made Secretary for the affairs of Greenwich Hofpital ; wa^ 
appointed a Welch Judge in L757 ; and was after fecond 
Juftice of Chefter, which he religned afi:er 1785. 

(5) Samuel appointed a Poft Captain in the Navy in 1747 ; 
Colonel of the Chatham divilion of Marines in O6tober 
1770 in the room of Lord Vifcount How, who was then 

' made an Admiral ; m 1778 he was made a Rcar-A.dmiral ; 
was fent to the Weft-Indies, and repulfed the French fleet 
at St. Lucia in 1779, although of more than ten times his 
force. In 1782 he was made a Vice-Admiral, and diftin- 
' ' guilliedli 

' Information of Lord Vifcount Barrinetou, 

SHUTE, Viscount HARRINGTON. ^ 205 

gulflied himfelf at the relief of Gibraltar, being fecond in 
command under Lord How ; in February 1786 he was ap- 
pointed Lieutenant-General of the Marines ; and in 1787 ' 
was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the blue fqua- A 


Shute, appointed in 1761 a Canon of Chrift-Church, (^) 
Oxford ; in 1762 he proceeded L. L. D. ; in 1768 he was 
appointed Refidentiary of St. PauPs; 2 Odober 1769 
Biftiop of Landaff, whence he was promoted in 1782 to the 
epifcopal fee of Salifbury. He married firft. Lady Diana 
Beauclerk, daughter of Charles, Duke of St. Albans ; fhe 
deceafing in 1766, he married fecondly 20 June 1770, 
Jane, only daughter of Sir John Guife of Rendcombe in 
the county of Gloucerter Bart «. 

Daughter Sarah married in June 1746, to Robert, only (i) 
fonof tJvedai Price of the county of Hereford, Efq. 

Anne, married in January 1 747, to Thomas, only fon of (2) 
Sir Thomas Clarges, Bart, by whom (lie had Frances, marri- 
ed in November 1784, to Chriftopher Barnard, Efq. And 

Mary, who died unmarried in 1743. C3) 

William, the fecond and prefent Vifcount Barrington, William, 
2i February 1737, arrived from his travels, 13 March * 
1739 was chofen to the Britifh parliament for Berwick : ^^^*^®^^^' 
And 8 Odober 1745 took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 2, 
being appointed 22 February following one of the Lord's 
Commiflioners of the Admiralty. In 1754 his Lordfhip 
was appointed n^after of the great wardrobe, and in the 
fame year was chofen to the Englifti parliament for Ply- 
mouth ; in 1755 he was fworn of the Privy Council in that 
kingdom, and in the fame year was appointed fecretary at 
war ; in March 1761 he became Chancellor of the Exche- 
quer, which office he continued to fill till June 1762, 
when he was appointed treafurer of the navy ; in July 
1765 his Lordihip was again made fecretary at war, where 
he continued till December 1778, when he had his Ma- 
jefty's permiffion to retire from public bufinefs, and at the 
fame time relinquifhed his feat for Plymouth, which bo- ■ 
rough he had represented without interruption for 24 
years. — On 16 September 1740 his Lordihip married Ma- 
ry, daughter and heir to Henry Lovell, Efq. and widow 
of Samuel Grimfton, Efq. eldeft fon of William, Vif- 
count Grimflon, and by her Ladyftiip, who died 24 Sep- 

* Information of Lord Vifcount Barrington, Debrefs Peerage^, 
and Lodge. a Lords Jour, IIL 588, 

cc^ GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

tember 1764, had ilTue a fon, born in February 1743^ 
and a daoghter Bothe(ia-Anne, born 8 Auguft I74i> both 

Titles.] William Wildman-Barrington-Shute, Vif- 
count Harrington of Ardglafs, and Baron Barrington of 

Creations.] B- Barrington of Newcaftle in the 
county of Dublin, and V. Barrington of Ardglafs in the 
county of Downe, i July 1720, 6 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Pearl, three cheveronels, ruby, a label of 
three points, faphire. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Capuchin Friar, proper, 
with black hair, a band about his neck, pearl, vefted' 
pally of fix pearl and ruby, with a cap, or cowl, of the 

Supporters.] Two Gryphons, with wings expanded 
topaz, and gorged with labels, as in the coat. 

Motto.] Honesta, Quam Splendida. 

Seats.] Becket-Houfe in the parifh of Shrivenham 
and county of Berks, 60 miles from London, and Tofts 
3icar Maiden in ElTex, 32 miles from London. 

>5^'^^^^^4« ««« ««* * ' 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

29 i H I S noble family is of Norman extra£lion, and de-^ 
rives its defcent from de Gaga, or Gage, who attended K. 
William L in his expedition to England, and after the 
conquefl thereof was rewarded with largegrants of lands in 
the foreft of Dean (which contains about 30,000 acres) 
snd county of Gloucefter , adjacent to which foreft he fix- 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 207 

cd his refidence, hy building a feat at Clerenvell, other- 
wife Ciurewall, in the fame place. — He alfo built a large 
houfe in the town of Clrencefter, where he died, and was 
buried in the abbey ; and his poiterity remained in that . 
county for many generations in credit and eileem, of 
whom there were Barons in parliament in the reign of K. •' 
Henry H. ' one whereof in the reign of Edward III. 
was member of parliament for Taviftock ; as another was 
for Bafingftoke in the time of Henry IV. 

In whofe ninth year John Gage is mentioned as a wit- John, 
nefs to deeds, and was father of another John, who mar- John, 
ried Joan, daughter and coheir to John Sudgrove of Sud- 
grove in Gloucefterlhire^ who in 1416 (4 Hen. V.) divid- 
ed his eftate in Sudgrove, Mufarder, &c. between his two 
daughters, the faid Joan, and Alice, wife of John Bovey. 
«— By her he left a fon John, who was knighted, and 32 Sir John- 
Hen. VI. purchafed the lands that were John Bovev's in 
Cirencefter, Mufarder, Sidington, and Brimsfield, and 
made a further addition to his eftate by marriage with 
Eleanor* daughter and heir to Thomas St. Clere, Efq. 
Lord of the manors of Afton-CIinton in Bucks, and of 
Ofpring in Kent, (who was fon of Sir Philip St. Clerc o£ 
Aldham-St. Clere by Margaret, daughter of Sir Nicholas 
de Lovayn, Lord of the Manor of Burftow and Hedge- 
court in Surry 44 Edw. III. and fifter and heir to Nicholas 
Lovayn, Lord of Penfliurfl in Kent). Sir John Gage de- 
parted this life 30 September i486, and left two fons, 
William his heir ; and John, anceflor to the family at 
Rulhton in Northamptonfhire. 

William Gage, Efq. was 30 years old at his father's "VVniiam. 
death ; married Agnes, daughter of Thomas Bolney, Efq. 
and refided at Burflow in Surry, where he made his will 
14 February 1496 (the probate bears date 24 Oiftober fol- 
lowing) and therein direSed, that his body {hould be bu- 
ried in the church of the Grey-Friars, London, to which 
church he bequeathed, for his fepulture there to be had, 
and to the intent that the brethren thereof ihould fetch his 
body to the earth, and fing a trental for his foul, forty Ihill- 
ings. He made other pious bequefts ; and, after his debts 
were paid and cofts of burial difcharged, devifed all his 
perfonal eftate to his wife, with the manors of Heyton, St« 
Clere, and Torryng in SufTex, and thofe of Burftow and 
Hedgecourt in Surry for life > fhe to have the cuftody and 


2oS GAGE, V I s c u HT T GAGE. 

rule of his Ton and heir John during his nonage, and oil 
that account to receive the profits of all his other manors 
and lands in the counties of Surry, Bucks, and Kent, ftie 
finding him honeftly and competently with meat, drink^ 
and raiment. 

Sir John, Which Sir John Gage diftingnifhed himfelf in a very 
extraordinary manner, both in a mihtary ai^d civil capa- 
city, and became one of the moft famous men in the 
reigns of Henry VIII. and his children. 

After his fatlier's death, he was granted in ward to Wal- 

, ter Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, and after bis marriage 

with Philippa, daughter of Sir Richard Galdeford, or 
Guilford, Knight of the Garter, was preferred by the Duke 
to the fervice of K. Heftry VIIL who in 15 13 fei^t him into 
France to the fieges of Therouenne and Tourj^ay ; in the 
former of which he fo diftingnifhed himfelf that he was 
made captain of the caftle of Calais (ufually called Guifnes) 
and whiiil; in that poll:, performed many valiant actions 
againil the enemy. But ere long being fent for home, he 
■^vas knighted, fworn a privy counfellor, made vice-cham- 
berlain, and captain of the guards ; and a few years after, 
for fervice done on the borders of Scotland, in which ex- 
pedition he was principal commander, he was made comp- 
troller of the houlliold and chancellor of the Dutchy of 
Lancafter in one day ; being alfo a few days after confti- 
tuted conftable of the tower of London for life, at the 
next St. George's feaft ele6led a Knight of the moft no- 
ble order of the Garter, and 22 May 1541 was inftalled 
at Windfor *. 

In 1530 (22 Hen. VIII.) he was one of the Knights, 
deputed by the parliment, who, with the two archbifhopy 
and the principal nobility and clergy^ figned that memora- 
ble letter to Pope Clement VII., defiring his holinefs to 
comply with the King in his divorce from Queen Catha- 
rine, his brother's widow ; threatening, that if he refufed 
(confidering, the two univerfities of England, ibat of Pa- 
ris, as well as many others in France, and what almoft all 


* His fervices were alfo rewarded with a grant (21 Hen. VIH.) 

of the wardiViip and marriage of Willianiy fon and heir to John 
Ba3-nham of Clowerwall in Gloucefterftiire, Efq, whom he married 
'o his youngeft daughter ; and the next year were given to him and 
his heirs the manors of Boreham, Rokeland, Felton, Heldynglee, 
Fri^lon, and Exfett in SulTex, with Stewton in Lincoln(bire ; and 
Zi Hen, Vin. the manor of Aclifton in Sulfex; together with the 
irunicltery of Conibwell in Kent three years after. 

G A G E, V I s c o u N T G A G E. 2Q^ 

men of learning and knowledge and integrity, both at ' 

home and abroad, had determined to be true, and were 
ready to defend in their difcourfes and writiny;s) they could 
make no other con{lru6tion of it, but that the care of 
themfelves was committed to their own hands, and that 
they were left to feek their remedy elfewhere.- In 29 
Hen. VIII. he was fummoned among thofe of the court, 
to be prefent at the baptifm of Prince Edward at Hamp- 
ton-court ; and three years after was appointed chief Rew- 
ard of all the honours, caftles, manors, &:c. in SuiTex, 
forfeited by the attainder of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of 
Effex, with power to fubflitute a deputy ; having a grant 
at the fame time, of the Stewardfhip of all the liberties, 
privileges, franchifes and lands of the Arehbifhop of Can- 
terbury, during the minority of Henry, Lord Abergaven- 
ny. — In 35 Hen. VIII. the King authorized him to retain 
in his fervice, from time to time, forty perfons above his 
ufual attendants ; being then employed as one of the com.- 
miflioners to conclude a peace with Scotland, which was 
finifhed i October at Newcaftle ; and thereupon he was 
foon after joined in two commiffions with the Lord Chan- 
cellor Audley, the Lord Treafurer Norfolk, and others, to 
redeem and ranfom prifoners between the two kingdom^, 
and to conclude a treaty of marriage between Prince Ed- 
ward, and Mary, Queen of Scots. 

At the liege of BuUoigne, 36 Hen. VIII. he was in joint 
commiflion with Charles, Duke of Suffolk, as Lieutenant 
of his Majefty's camp; and, for fundry fervices there^ 
was appointed, with Sir Anthony Browne, Captain-Ge- 
neral of the bands of horfemen, being made a Knight- 
Bannaret under the royal ftandard of England. — He was 
much in favour with K. Henry VIIL who expreffed his ti-^ 
teem for him, by caufing his picture (among other his 
warriors and favourites) to be drawn by the famous Hans 
Holbein, to adorn his court-gallery, which yet remains in 
the poffeflion of the crown ; and appointing him one of th^ 
executors of his laft will (in which he left him a legacy of 
2000 marcs) to aid and affift his fon Prince Edward, ibr the 
good eftate and profperity of the realm. However, to- 
wards the latter end of that reign, he was difcharged, by 
the Duke of Northumberland's intereft, from his confta^ 
bleihip of the tower, but when Q^ Mary came to the 
crown, was reftored to that employment for life, and in 
1553 made Lord Chamberlain of her houfhold. 

Vol, V. P Having 

'^iQ GAGE, Viscount GAGE, 

Havino- thus ferved in all thcfe ftations and offices with. 
fidelity and diligence, from the firft year of Henry VIIL 
to the fifth of Q^ Mary, untouched with any reproach, 
and being then m the 77 year of his age, he ended his 
life at his ho'jfe of Firle in Suflex, and was buried (accord- 
ing to his deiire in his will) at Weil-Firle 28 April 1557, 
where a tomb of jalper flone and marble was erected to his 
memory by his fon Edward, having thereon his effigies in- 
full proportion, in the habit of the garter, with his Lady 
in the drefs of the times, and their hands elevated, with 
this infcription on a brafs plate in the wall, under his arms 
iin a garter j 

Hie jacet Johannes Gage, praeclari Ordinis Garterii 
Miles, quondam Conftabularius Turris London^ 
Cancellarius Ducatus Lancaftriae, Dominus Camcrariu^ 
Hofpicii Reginae Marias, ac unus de private Concilio 
Ejufdem Reginae ; et Phihppa Uxor ejus, qui obierunt 
Anno Dni I557> quorum Animabus propitietur Deus. 

and round the verge of the tomb is the 25 verfe of the 19 
chapter of Job in Latin. — i— His ifTue were four fens and 
four daughters, viz. 

(i) Sir Ed-ward his fuccelTor. 

(2) James, feated at Bentley In SufTex, w^hofe defcendants 

flouriihed- likewife at Wormley in Hertfordlhire ; of which 
branch was Henry Gage of Bentley, Efq. Who died un- 
married in r7i8i having two brothers, and one fifter 
Anne, married to Thomas Payne of Lewes in SufTex, 
Efq. One of the brothers left: three fons, Thomas, a 
Merchant abroad ; R^v. John Gage of Firle •/ and Henry. 
And theWormlsy branch ceafed in John Gage, Efq. who-v 
died 6 January 1731-, at SeviMe in Spain. 

{3) Robert, of Healing in' Surry, of whom piefently. 

(4) William, left no iffue. 

(i-) Daughter Alice, married to Sir Anthony Browne,' 

Knight of the garter, was mother of Anthony, created 
\Mfcount Montacute J of Mary, Marchionefs of Dorfet y 
and of Mabel, Countefs oi' Kildare. 

{2) Anne, to John Thatcher, the elder, of Prieflhaws in- 

^ Suifex, Ei'V], 

j^j ^- , to Sir John Jennings, of the King's privy cham- 

ber, and in i 54^. malkr ot the ordnance at Bulloigne. 

^,.> , to Wiiiiam Baynham o£ Clowerwall iaGloucef- 

icrlbire, Efq. 


GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 21s 

Robert Gage of Healing, Efq. the third fon, left two Family 
fons, Robert, who died In the reign of Q^ Elizabeth for ^[ 
the caule o{' Mary, Qiieen of Scots ; and John of HeaHng, ^^^^'"S^ 
who married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Copley, 
and had three Tons, Sir Henry ; Thomas, a Friar at Rome, 
who wrote the Hiilory of the Weft-Indies, but reforming 
to the Proteftant religion, married in England during the 
civil war ; and George. 

Sir Henry Gage, the eldeft fon, being brought up in 
the army, had the command of an Engliili regiment in 
Flanders, and procuring leave to make an offer of his fer- 
vice to K. Charles I. went to Oxford ; which place in June 
1644, during the King's abfence, being much infeftcd by 
the enemy's garrifon of Boftal-Houfe, he offered to reduce 
it, and did fo, (with a party of foot, a troop of horfc, and 
three pieces of cannon) S by having it furrendered to him, 
with the ammunition and much good provifion. He left 
a garrifon in it, which not only defended Oxford from 
thofe mifchievons incurfions, but very near fupported itfelf 
by the contributions it drew from Buckinghamlhire. 

*' He was in truth (fays the Earl of Clarendon) a very ' 
*' extraordinary man, of a large and very graceful perfon » 
** of an honourable extraction, his grandfather (great- 
** grandfather it fhould be) having been Knight of the 
*' Garter;* befides his great experience and abilities as a 
^' foldler, which were very eminent, he had very great 
" parts of breeding, being a very good fcholar in the po- • 
'' lite parts of learning, a great mafter in the Spanifh and 
*^ Italian tongues, befides the French and the Dutch, which 
*^ he fpake in great perfection, having fcarce been in Eng- 
'' land for twenty years before he came to offer his fervice 
*' to the King at Oxford. Ht was likewife very converfant 
*^ in courts, having for many years been much efteemed in 
'* that of the Archduke and Dutchefs, Albert and Ifabella, , 
*' at Bruffells, which was a great and very regular court at 
*' that time ; fo that he delerved to be looked upon as a 
*' wife and accomplifhed perfon. Of this gentleman the 
*^ Lords of the council, during his Maj*;ll:y's abfence, had . 
** a lingular efteem, and confulted frequently with him., 
*' whilft they looked to be befieged, and thought Oxford to 
.*' be the more fecure for his being in it." 

The Marquefs of Winchefter being clofely ffiut up in his ^ 
houfc of Bafmg in Ham.puiire, and the governor of Oxford 

P 2 refufjn^ 

2i2 GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

fcfuSng to fend him any relief, Colonel Gage undertook 
that hazardous cnterprize, with the fervants of the Lords 
and gentlemen, and fome volunteers, to the number of 
250 horfe and 400 foot; with which fmall party for fo 
great an aQ:ion he happily effeded it, and fupplying the 
garrifon with two montlis provifion, returned fafe to Ox- 
ford, with the lofs only of eleven men, and 40 or 50 flightly 
wounded. This undertaking (which is more minutely de- 
fcribed by Lord Clarendon in his Hiftory of the Rebellion), 
was confcfled by enemies, as well as friends, to be as fol- 
dierly an adion, as had been performed in the war on ei- 
ther fide, and redounded very much to the reputation of 
the commander. 

After this notable fervice, he was fent for to aflid the Earl 
of Northampton in raifing the fiege of Banbury, which he 
pun6lually performed, behaving in that adion with great 
conduct and bravery ', but after his return with the King 
to Oxford, and being made governor thereof 24 November 
^ 1644 2nd knighted, in attempting to break down Culham- 

Bridge near Abingdon, where he intended to erect a royal 
fort, to keep that garrifon from molefling that fide of the 
country, he was fhot through the heart with a mufquet- 
bullet 1 1 January 1644. Prince Rupert was prefent at the 
a6i:ion, having approved and been much pleafed with the 
defign, which was never purfued after ; and in truth the 
King fuftained a wonderful lofs in his death, being a maa 
of great wifdom and temper, and one among the very few 
foldiers, who made himfelf univerfally be loved and ef- 
teemed.-^-His body was carried to Oxford, and interred in 
Chrift-church cathedral, with a folemnity anfwerable to his 
merits, being attended to the grave by Prince Rupert, the 
Duke of Richmond, the Lord Treafurer and Chamberlain, 
the Secretaries, Comptroller, Lords of the privy coiincil, 
mofl of the nobility, gentry, and chjef commanders, the 
Yice-Chancellor and Mayor, with their refpe<^ive attend- 
ants, the heralds at arms, &c. having this infcription to 
perpetuate his memory ; 

P. M. S. 

Hie fitus efl: IVIilitum Chiliarcha, 

Henricus Gage Kques Auratus, filius ac 

Haeres Johannis Gage de Haling in Agro 

Surienli, Armigeri, Pronepos Johannis Gage 

iionoratiflimi OrdinU Pcrifcelidis Equitis. 

■ ' ■ ' ' ■ • -. • ■ : In 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. sr 

In Belgio meruit fupra Annos xx in 

Omni Praelio, et Obfidione Berghee-ad 

Zomam, Bredae, ac praecipue S. Audomari ; ex 

Belgio ad M. Britt. Regem mifTus, attulit Armorum i 

VII M. mifTus cum Imperio Baftalii sedes 

Expugnavit, mox Bafingianis Prseiidiariis 

Commeatu interclufis, ftrenue. Re jam 

Defperata, Suppetias tulit. Caflrum Bam: 

:burienfc cum Northamtoniae Coraite 

Liberavit. Hinc Equeftri Dignitate or: 

:natus, Hofles denuo Bafinga fugavit. 

Jamque Gubernator Oxon. creatus, cum 

Ad Culhami pontem in Hoftes jam tertio 

Milites audaciter duceret, plumbea traje<5lus 

Glande, occubuit die xi. Jan. 1644, 

^t. 47. Funus folemni ludu profecuti Prineipes, 

Proceres, Milites, Academic!, Gives, Omnes Do: 

:Iorem teftati ex Defiderio Viri, Ingenio, 
Linguar. peritia, Gloria military, Pietate, Fide, et ! 
Amore in Principem et Patriam, eminentiflimi. 
pane Memorise Epitomen pofuit illi Pietas msr. 

Lug. que Fratris Georgii Gage. y 

•Qn a fmaH ftone under the monument : . * 

interna Gaduci$ ! 

^ ' PrjEpone. ■ " 

We now proceed with Sir Edward Gage, eldcft fon of Sir 
Sir John, Knight of the garter. He was created a Knight Edward, 
of the Bath by Q^ Mary, in whofe fourth year he was 
Sheriff of Surry and SufTex ; and was a pious fober judici- 
ous gentleman, as appears by his willp dated at Firle 17 ., 
December 1566, above two years before his deaths by 
which he directed his body to be buried in the pariih 
church of Firle ; and that two-penny dole fhould be diflri- 
buted to fuch poor people, as would refort to his burial^ 
leaving alfp feveral fums of money to poor houflioldcrs of 
many adjoining pariflies. He further wills, that his exe- 
cutors provide a decent ftone to lye on his good father and 
mother, with the piftures of them and all their children, • 
and thofe holy words engraven in brafs : Credo quod Re^ 
dhnptor mens vivit, et in novifjimo die de 'Terra Jurrc^urus 
Juniy et in Came men videbo Deum Sahatorem meiim. Alfo, 
that th«y provide a decent graveflone to lie on him and his 


214 G A G E, Viscount GAGE. 

wife, all his Tons to be kneeling behind him, and all his 
daughters behind her, with the fame holy words to be en- 
- ' graven in brafs. To his well-beloved wife he gives her 
dwelling in his manfion houfe at Firle, fo long as fhe re- 
mains a widow, and leaves her the charge of bringing up 
all her ch-.ldren, except his heir-apparent ; and forafmuch 
as according to his words, that God had pleafed to fend 
him a gentle and loving wife, who had long been coupled 
with him, and meaning to provide for the better mainte. 
nance of her and her children, he leaves her feveral lands, 
all ner lewels, and three chains of gold, which fhe ufual- 
ly wo-^e ; to his daughters, Margery, Lucy, and Marga- 
ret, 500 marcs a piece, and to Philippa, in confideration 
of her being the eldeft, and for other reafons, 500I. v/ith 
the annuity of lol. for their maintenance, and the like to 
his younger fons, the payment whereof he orders out of 
the rents of his manors and lands in Heighton, Firles, 
liofiers, Hollandale, Compton, Exfett, Tryfton, Lam- 
porte, and Egington, or elfewhere in the county of Suf- 
fex ; his manor of Crabhoufe in Norfolk, &c *?— He died 
27 December 1568, and having married Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Parker of Willingdon in SuiTex, Efq. by 
his wife Joan, daughter of Sir Richard Sackville, an- 
ceftor totlieDuke of Dorfet, they lie buried at Firle, with 
this memorial on a brafs tablet in the W4n^ over a marbfc^ 
altar-tomb ; 

Hicjacent Edwardus Gage Miles, et 

Uxor ejus Elizabetha, qui obierunt 

Anno Dni. 1569. Q_Liorum Animabus 

Propitietur Deus. 

And round the virge, Scio quod Redempior mens njivlt. Sic, 

Their iiTue were nine Ibns and fix daughters, John his 
heir; Anthony, born 25 June 1540, died 31 January 
1567 without iiTue; Thomas, born, 27 January 1541, of 
W'hom hereafter, his Ton John fucceeding to the eflate ; 
George ; Edward, born 19 April 1539, married Marga- 
ret, third daughter of John Shelly of Michael-Grove in 
Suffex, Efq. (by Mary, daughter of Sir William Fitz- 
William of Gainfpark-Hall in the county of Effex, ancef- 
tor to the Earl Fitz-William), and had a daughter Eliza- 
bsth; married to Sir John Siradling, the tuix Baronet of 


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that family; Richard; John; Robert; Henry, born 16 
Oaober 1553, and died 29 July 1555 ; Agnes, born 16 
January 1 547, was married 19 November 1566 to Sir Ed- 
ward Stradlmg of St. Donat's-Caftle in Glamorganfhire, 
Knt. and died without ilFue ; PhiJippa, married to Edmond 
Saunders, Efq. ; Mary, born 18 September 1550, married 
to James Thatcher, Efq.; Margery, born 5 June 1552, 
betrothed 17 November 1569 to Anthony Kemp, Elq.; ^ ' 
Lucy; and Margaret, born 28 June 1559, was the wife 
of Henry Darell, Efq. / : ;• 

John Gage of Firle, Efq. the eldeft fon, was 30 vears 
of age at his father's death, and heir to 15 manors, with ' ": " " 
many other lands in SufTex 5 the manors of Button and/ 
Hedgecourt in Surry, and that of Crabhoufe in Norfolk ; 
but having furvlved all his brothers, and leaving no iiTue, 
though tv/ice married ', the eilate defoendcd to his nephew 
John, fon of his brother Thomas | an,d he lies buried at 
Firle under an altar tomb of alabafter and marble, adjoin- 
ing to his father's, with his portrait in bjafs in armour ' 
between his two wives, in the drefs of the times, with the 
aforefaid verfe of fcripture, and over them^ on the wall, • 
this infcription in Roman charaders ; . 

Hie jacent Johannes Gage Armlger, et duag 
Uxores ejus, Elizabetha et Margaretta, qui ,- ' , 

Obierunt Anno Dni Milefimo quingentefimo 
Nonagefimo qu?nto, quorum Animabus •. 

Propitietur Deus. 

Thomas Gage, Efq. his brother, married Elizabeth, Thouias. 
daughter of Sir Thomas Guldeford or Guilford, Knt. by 
his wife Elizabeth, eldeH: daughter of John Shelly of Mi- « 
jchael-Grove, Efq. and deceafing in 1590, was buried at 
Firle under a (lone, having the figures in brafs of himfclf 
in armour, his wife 4ying by him, and a fon and two 
daughters kneeling in a praying poflure, with this me^ - 
morial ; 

Hie jacent Thomas Gage Armlger et Uxor "" ^ 

Ejus Elizabetha, qui obierunt Anno Domini . 

Milelimo quingentefimo N'onagefimo, qui 
Habuerunt unum filium et duas fiiias. !' ,. ' 

Quorum Animabus propitietur Deus» - .; 

* Lodge Coiled. 

And i 

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And in a niche at the front of the tomb, is 

Johannes Gage, quihicjacet, fecit haec 
Monumenta Anno Dni 1595. 

'The two daughters were Mary, married to Sir Thomas 
Pordage, Knt. ; and Elizabeth, to Creffacre More of 
More-Hall, otherwife Gubbins, or Gobions near North- 
Mims, in Hertfordihire, and died 15 July 161 8 *. 

Sir John, John, who fucceeded his uncle in edate, was advanced 
I to the degree of a Baronet 26 March 1622, and married 

Baronet. Penelope, widow of Sir George Trenchard of Wolverton 
in the county of Dorfet, Knt. third of the four daughters 
and coheirs of Thomas Darcy, Earl Rivers, by his wife 
Mary, daughter and coheir to Sir Thomas Kitfon of Hen- 
grave in Suffolk, Knt. and dying 3 October 1633, was bu- 
ried with his anceftors at Firle, having iffue by her f four 
fons and five daughters, of whom Frances was firft married 
to Sir William Trefliam of Rufhton in Northamptonfnire, 
Bart, and fecondly to George Gage, Efq. ; Penelope, to 
Henry Merrey of Barton in Derbylhire, Efq ; Elizabeth, 
to Sir Thomas Petre of Cranham in ElTex, Knt. and Bart.; 


* He was the great-grandfon of Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of 
i^ngland, beheaded by K. Heiiry VIII. on whofe attainder the ef- 
tate was forfeited to the crown, and fettled on the Princefs, after Q^ 
lilizabeth, who held it to her death, after which it reverted to the 
family, in the perfon of this Creffacre More, who had iffue Tho- 
:mas, Hellen, and Bridget. Thomas married Mary, daughter of 
Sir Bafil Brooke of Madeley in Salop, and had a Ion Bafil More, 
lEfq. who married Anne, daughter of Sir Williani Humble, Bart, 
iind fuftained fuch great loffes for his loyalty to his Prince, that he 
^ -was obliged to fell the manor of Gobions to Sir Edward Defbou- 
Terie of London, anceftor to the Vifcount Folkiione, whofe fons in 
3697 conveyed it to Mr. Pitchcroft, and he to the late Sir Jeremy 
tSanabroke, Bart. 

'j" She after became thefecond wifeof Sir William Hervey of Ick- 
-worth in Suffolk, Knt. grandfather to John, created Earl ofBrillol. 
"Whenfhe was firft left a widow, (he was only 17 years of age and a 
"very great beauty, and became heir to a very large fortune by her 
another's leaving her the whole inheritance of the Kitfons, and her 
Ihare in that of the Darcys. We are told this odd circumffance 
concerning her marriages •, that being courted by her three hufbands 
together, who quarrelled about her, {he artfully put an end to their 
difpute, by threatening the firft aggreffor with her everlafting dif- 
pleafure ; by which raeans, ihey not knowing whom (he might 
chufe, laid the quarrel afleep ; and fhe told them humoroufly, if 
they would keep the peace and have patience, ffie would have them 
all in their turns, which hi'ppened accordingly, though fo very un- 
likely to turn out, , . 

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and Anne, to Henry Petre, Efq. fixth Ton of William, the 
fecond Lord Petre.---The fons were Sir Thomas his heir ; 
John of Stoneham in Suffolk, who left no iflue ; Sir Ed- 
ward, of whom prefently ; and Henry, who married Hen- 
rietta, daughter of Thomas, Lord Jermyn of Ruthbrooke 
in Suffolk, lifter and coheir to Henry, Earl of Dover, by 
whom he had a fon John Gage of Princethorp in Norfolk, 
Efq. and a daughter Mary, a nun. 

Sir Edward Gage, the third fon, being made heir to his Family o* 
mother's inheritance of Hengrave in Suffolk, became feat- Hengrave, 
ed there ; was knighted, and created a Baronet 15 Julv i^aronets. 
1)662. He married five wives ; to his firft Mary, fecond 
furviving daughter of the aforcfaid Sir William Hervey (by 
his firft v/ife Sufan, daughter of Sir Robert Jermyn of 
Rufhbrooke,' Knt. grandfather to Henry, created Far! of 
St. Albans) and by her, who died 13 July 1654, had Sir 
William, his fucceffor ; and two daughters, Penelope, 
married to Edward Sulyard of Hawley-Park in Suffolk, 
Efq. ; and Mary, to William Bond, Efq.— His fecond wife 
was Frances, fecond daughter of Walter, the fecond Lord 
Affon cf Forfar, and by her he had one fon Francis, of 
Packir.gton-Hall in ^taffordfliire, in right of his mother, 
who died in child-birth of him, and he marrying Eliza- 
beth, dajghter and heir to John Dcvereux of Mountfcr- 
rat, F.fq: one of the Caribbee Iflands, died 6 September 
1729, and left one fon Devereux. — His third wife was 
Anne, daaghter of VVatkins, by whom he had one 

fon Edward, that died unmarried. His fourth the Lady 
Mary Fielding, daughter of George, Earl of Defmond, 
who bore him four. fons and two daughters ; John, James, 
George, and Henry ; Catharine, who died beyond fea ; 
and Bafiiia, maid of honour to Mary D'Efte, Queen of 
K. James IF— His fifth wife was Bridget Fielding, a 
daughter of the fame family, and widow of- — -Slaugfi- 
ter, Efq. by whom he had no iffue, and dying 31 January 
1707, in the 90 year of his age, was fucceeded by his eld- 
eft fon .•* - : • . 

Sir William Gage, the fecond Baronet, who In 1722 . 
was ele6ted to parliament for the borough of Seaford, and 
died in February 1726, having married firft Mary-Char- 
lotte, only daughter of Sir Thomas Bond of Peckham in 
Surry, Bart, comptroller of the houfhold to the Queen-mo- 
ther of K. Charles IL by whom he had feven daughters, 
v/hereof Alice was married to Henry Sorrcll of St. Ed- 
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GAGE, Viscount GAGE; 

mondfbury, M. D. and two fons, Thomas his heir appa- 
rent ; and John, -^vho by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Rookwood of Coldham-Hall in Suffolk, Efq. had tv/o fons, 
Tliomas and John.-— His fecond wife was Merelina, 
daughter and coheir to Thomas, Lord Jermyn, being alfo 
coheir to Henry, Earl of St. Albans, and to Henry, Earl 
of Dover, and widow of Sir Thomas Springe of Faken- 
ham in Suffolk, Bart, but by her he had no ilfue. 

Thomas, his heir apparent, married Delariviere, eldeft 
daughter of Sir Symonds D'Ewes of Stow-Hall in Suffolk, 
Bart, by his wife Delariviere, daughter and coheir to the 
iaid Thomas, Lord Jermyn, and dying before his father, 
in the 32 year of his age, lies buried at Hengr^ve with 
this inicription > 

Hie jacet Thomas Gage, Arm. ex Patre Gulielmo 
Gage Baronetto, et Matre Charolette Bond, filiac 
Unicae Thompe Bond, Baronetti. Duxit in Uxorem 
Delariviere D'Ewes, primogenitam Symondfii D'Ewes 
Baronetti, quam trium Filiorum Matrem reliquit 
Jmmatura Morte defolatam, 32. aetat. anno, Animam 
Deo reddidit, magno fuorum damno, fui Solatio, 
Die i<=. Martii 17 16. 
R. I. P. 

His fons were Thomas; Sir William; and Edward, 
who left no iffue. — Sir Thomas, who fucceeded his grand- 
father, and was the third Baronet, deceasing at Hengrave 
I September 1741, was fucceeded by his brother Sir Willi- 
am, a Portugal merchant, who 14 June 1741 married the 
eldeft daughter of Captain Robert Harland, and widow of 
Mr. Ellis of St. Edmondfbury ; and dying without iffue 23 
April 1744, left the bulk of his eftate to the fons of the 
Lord Gap;e ^ 

We now return to Sir Thomas Gage of Firle, who fuc- 
ceeding his father Sir John, was the fecond Baronet, 
married Mary, elder daughter and coheir to John Cham- 
berlain of Shirburne-Caftie in the county of Oxford, Efq. 
and died about the year 1655, having iffue by her, (who 
re-married with Sir Henry Goring of Burton in Suffex, 
Bart, where fhe was buried in 1694) four Tons and three 

daughters, viz^. 


» Lodge Cjllea, 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. t:i9 

Sir Thomas, the third Baronei, W'ho dying at Rome (0 
whilft on his travels, 22 November 1660, was buried in ^.(^''^ 
the chapel of the EngHfh Covlege there, under a marble ^°"^''^ 
graveftonc thus infcribed ; Barojiet. 

D. O. M. 

Thorn JE Gagio, Equiti 
Baronetto Anglo, Suflexienfi, ^ 

Fatre, Honoribus ac Nominibus 
Matrc, Nobilitati pari 
Maria Tankervilla, 
Alias Chambeiiana nato ; '• ... ;« 

JFamiiicE non magis 
, . Generis claritatc, ^ ,, ; 

- • Qiiam perpetua Fidei Cathollc^e 

Conftantia Principiis •. ■ ■• ' 

llluftris. .. , 

Qui in iplb aetatis ilorcj, ' ' , 

ipfoque in almam Urbem ingreiTus, • v 

^ Deo Animam, Corpus Terras 

Inter Gives fuos tradidit, , . '. 

xxil. Novembris Anno Dni M. D. CLX. 
, . , • ^ M- Johannes Gagius Equcs • ' >. '^ ' ■ 

.:,... , Baronettus, cariRimo Fratri > . ^" 
Micrens poiuit. ^ , 

Sir John Gage, the fourth Baronet. ' ' ^- '- '' i'^^) 

Henry, v. ho died witliout ifiue. " ?: - ^.^ 

Jofeph, father of the Lord Vifcount Gage. • " •' \ {-\) 
' The daughters were prances, married to Sir Charles 
Yates of Buckland in BerkHiire, Bart. ; Mary, (o Antho- 
ny Kemp of Siingdon in Suifex, Efq. ; and Catharine, 
became the fecond wife of Walter, the third Lord Afton 
€f Forfar, whom ihe furvived without ifTue. 

Sir John Gage of Firle married firlt Mary, daughter of ^'^ 
Thomas Middlemore of Edgebafton in the county of Wai- T' 
wick, Efq. and by her, who died 28 July 1686, had three Baronet, 
fons and feven daughters, of whom only two daughters . , . 
who became his coheirs furvived, viz. Mary, (the fecond 
wife of Sir John Shelly of Michael-Grove, Bart, by whom 
fj llie had two fons and three daughters, viz. Sir John, his 
fucceffor; Richard ; Mary, married to John, eldeft fon of 
Sir Henry Lawfon, Bart, j Elizabeth, to Edward Sheldon 
of Wefton, Efq. j and Catharine, to George Mathew of 
. , Thomadowii , 

220 . GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

Thomaftown in the county of Tlpperary, Efq.) ; and 
Bridget, married to Thomas, Vifcount Fauconberg, died 
i8 November 1732, and was grandmother of Thomas, 

. ■'". the prefent Earl. — Sir John's feCond wife was Mary, 
daughter of Sir William, and fifler to Sir Rowland Stanley 
of Hooton in Chefliire, Barts. by whom he had one daugh- 
ter Mary (the fecond wife of Henry Roper, Lord Teyn- 
liam, fhe died by a mifcarriage in January 17 $6); and 
three fons, fucceffive Baronets ; Sir John died 27 May 
1699, in the 58 year of his age, and was fucceeded by 
his eldeft fon 

Sir John. sjj- John, the fifth Baronet, who dying in January 1699- 

E ^n ^7^*^* aged about eight years, was fucceeded by his brother 
gjj. ' Sir Thomas, the fixth Baronet, who died in France on 

Thomas, his travels in 06tcber 17 13, in the 20 year of his age, and 
6 was buried at Blaye in the province of Guyenne ; where- 

Baronet. ^po^ the title and large eftate devolved to his brother 
Sir Sir William, the feventh Baronet, born in 1695, who, 

William, renouncing the errors of the church of Rome, was created 

Barowet ^ Knight of the Bath 27 May 1725, andinftalled 17 July; 
he ferved in feveral parliaments for the Cinque-Port of 
Seaford; but dying unmarried 23 April 1744? the title ac- 
crued to the Lord Gage, to whofe fons he left the principal 
pare of his eftate. 
Jofeph. Jofeph Gage, Efq. his Lordfliip's father, had his mo- 
ther's eftate of Shirburne-Caftle ; and Elizabeth her ftfter 
being married to John, Lord Abergavenny, and having 
no iftue, he inherited the remainder of what ftie had not 
iold, whereby the caftle of Sherburne became the family 
feat ; and fo continued until the year 1716, when Lord 
Gage difpofed of it, with the eftate thereto belonging, to 
Thomas Parker, Earl of Macclesfield. — He alfo acquired a 
great eftate by his marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of 
George Penruddock of the county of Southampton, Efq. 
and heir to her brothers, who died childlefs ; and ftie de- 
ceafmg 5 December 1693, left him two fons and two 
(i) Thomas, created Vifcount Gage. 

(2) Count Jofeph Gsge, who being concerned in the MiiTI- 

fippi fchemes in France, acquired a prodigious fortune in 
the year 1719, his weahh being computed at 12 or 13 
millions, fterimg ; which fo intoxicated him, that he made 
■an offer to the late Auguftus, King of Poland, of three 
millions for that crown, which his Majefty refufing, he 


GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 221 

propofed to purchafe the Ifland of Sardinia, from the then 
King of Sardinia, a propofal that Monarch alfo rejected. 
But by the fall of that bubble the next year, being reduced 
to great poverty, he fought new adventures in Spain, 
"where in February 1727 he obtained a grant from the 
crown, for working and draining all the goldmines in eld 
Spain, and hlhing for all wrecks on the coalh of Spain, 
and the Indies ; and in OQober 1741 was prelented by his 
Catholick Majefty with a filver mine of immenfe value, to 
him and his heirs by patent, with the title of Count, or 
Grandee of the third clafs. After which he was confli- ' 
tuted General of his Majefty's armies in Sicily, in which 
flation he received a complete overthrow by Count Traun, 
commander of the Auftrian and Piedmontefe troops at 
Campo-Santo, 8 February 1742 ' N. S. and in March 
1 743 was honoured with the title of Grandee of Spain of the 
firtl clafs, and Commander in Chief of the army in Lom- 
bardy 9 being alfo prefented by the King of Naples with 
the order of St. Gennaro, and a penfion of 4000 ducats a 
year. His wife was Lady Lucy Herbert, fourth daughter 
of William, the firft Marquefs of Powis. 

Daughter Elizabeth was married to John Wefton of (i) 
Sutton in Surry, Efq. 

Anne, to Richard Arundel Bealing of Langhern in (2) 
Cornwall, Efq. whofe two daughters by her, Frances and 
Mary were married, as the reader will find under the title 
of Vifcount Mountgarret. 

Thomas Gage, Efq. the elder fon, in confideration of Sir 
his great merit, was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland, Thomas, 
being created Vifcount Gage of Caflle-Ifland and Baron yvfcount 
Gage of Caftlebar by privy feal dated at St. James's 13 
June, and by patent 14 September 1720, with the crea- 
tion fee of 20 marcs *. 

The many fhining qualities of this nobleman are difpfay- 
ed, in the dedication to him of the ninth volume of the 
Spe61:ators, and in the following addrefs from the Speaker 
of the Houfe of Commons, when ordered, 31 March 
1732, to give the thanks of that houfe to his Lordlhip, for 
his great expence and fervice, in deteding the fraudulent 
fale of the Earl of Derwentwater's eflate, with 3 prefent of 
: aoool. 


* Lodge Col!e6l. 

5 l^Qt;, Anno 7 Geo. I. i. p. D. , 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

<^ My Lord Gage, 

*^ The houle have come to an unanimous refolutlon^ 
^* that the thanks of the houfe be given to yonr Lordlhip, 
«^ for the great fervice you have done the pubhc, in de- 
^' tecling the fraudulent fale of certain forfeited ertates of 
** James, late Earl of Derwentwater, and of a forfeited 
" annuity iiTuing out of the fame, which were vefted in 
^^ commiffioners and truftees, to be (old for the public ufe. 
*^ And the manner of your Lordfhip's making this difcove- 
^' ry, hath fhewn your difintereifed regard to the public 
^^ fervice, as the effect of it may be greatly to the public 
*' benefit. 

'* The applying the forfeited eftates to the ufe of the 
** public, being one o'^ the principal reafons for making it 
*' thereby impoffible they fnould ever be given back to the 
'^ unfortunate families they once belonged to, the Houfe of 
*^ Commons could not, without uneafinefs, think of this 
^' pretended file, which has thrown into private hands, 
** no way allied to the eftate, fo large a Ihare of the profit 
** due to the public, with a very low, and almoft the bare 
*' appearance only of a confideration for one part, and not 
** fo much as even thai for another. 

*' But yourLordfhip's feafonable deteflion of this injurl- 
f ^ ous tranfa6tion will, very likely, produce juftice and ref- 
*< titution to the public ; and for this fervice your Lord- 
*• iViip is now receiving a reward, that, I can anfwer for 
*^ your LordHiip, you efteem the greatelt and moll: honoiir- 
*' able you can acquire ; and which, my Lord, will not 
*' only remain with you, but will derive a lafting honour 
** to thofc, who may come after you. 

" An honour, my Lord, the houfe hath always been 
** mod tender of in the way, and for the reafon they con- 
** fer it upon you ; and if I may ufe the expreffion, is a 
"^ fort of bounty they have ever been moft frugal of grant- 
^' ing. Few are the inftances of it, not that public fer- 
'^^ vices have not frequently been performed, but that the 
^' thanks ot the Houfe of Commons are never given for 
^'^ public fervices, but what are the moil eminent, fuch as 
** that, which your Lordlliip hath lately done the (late. 

*' I am very conicious how imperfedly I have conveyed 
** ihe feme of the houfe to your Lordfhip ;- but the having 
"^ no time to prepare ni^^felf for it, mult be my excufe. I 
** .will only add, that no one could with greater pleafure 
*"' obey the uidcr of the houfe on this occafion, than I 

*^ do; 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 22- 

^' do ; which is, to give your Lordfhlp the thanks of the 
" houfe for your faid fervice to the public, and I do 
'' give your Lordrtiip the thanks of the houfe accordin^lv. 

His Lordfhip's reply. 

*^ Mr. Speaker, 
*^ This fudden and uncxpe6ted honour hath put me in- 
*' to fo great a confufion, that I never was more at a lofs 
** for words to exprefs myfelf than now ; all I can fay. Sir, 
" is to aflure you and the houfe, that 1 had no other view 
*' in promoting this enquiry, than to difcharge the trull; 
*' my country had repofed in me, by detecting (as far as 
*« I was able) a fraud injurious to the public. And fince 
*^ the houfe hath been pleafed to dlftinguifli my poor fer- 
*' vice, in a manner fo far beyond what it deferved, or I 
** could have expefted ; their approbation of my behavi- 
*' our in this particular inrtance Avill, I hope, fo influence 
*' my future condu6t in all others, as may convince them 
*' that I fhall make it my conftant endeavour to merit the 
^* honour they have done me on this occafion." 

From the firH: parliament of K. George I. he ferved for 
the borough of Tewkfbury in Gloucefterfliire, was Ver- 
durer of the foreftof Dean in that county ; admitted a fel- 
low of the Royal Society 25 November 17 31, and ap- 
pointed in 1747 Steward of the Houfhold to Frederick, 
Prince of Wales. -^He married firft Benedida, or Beata- 
Maria-Terefa, only daughter and heir to Benedift Hall 
of High-Meadow in the county of Gloucefler, Efq. (who 
died in December 17 14) and fhe dying 25 July 1749, 
was interred at Newland in Glouceflerfhire ; he married 
fecondly 26 December 1750, Jane, daughter of 
Godfrey, and relicl of Henry-Jermyn Bond of St. Ed- 
mundfbury in Suffolk, {he died 8 O6tober 1757, and 
his Lordihip departed this life at his feat of Firie in "^ 
December 1754, leaving ilTue by his firft wife a daughter 
Terefa, married 6 March 1755 to George Tafbourgh of 
Bedney in the county of Norfolk, Efq. j and two fons, 

William Hall, who fucceeded to the honour, and 
Thomas, who was Captain of accompany in Genera! 
Batareau's regiment of foot in Ireland, of which 23 Fe- 

224 GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

biinry 1747 he was appointed Major, and in March r75<S> 
Lieutenant Colonel; he was fucceifively Colonel of the 
eightieth, iixtieth, and twenty-fecond regiments of foot, 
was raifed to the rank of Major-General 5 March 1761 ; 
Liciitcnant-General 30 April 1770, and a General of^' 
his Majefty's armies 26 November 1782 ^ — In 1755 being 
then a Lieutenant-Colonel, he weni to America with Gene- 
ral Braddock, where he raifed a regiment, which being 
put on the ellabliihment, he was appointed Colonel, and 
continued in America during the whole of that war; af- 
ter the ratification of the peace then enfuing. Sir Jeffery 
Amherll returning home. General Gage was appointed his 
fucceffor as Commander in Chief; and in the late com- 
motions in North America he was again appointed Com- 
mander in Chief and Governor of the MalTachufets, but 
re'iigned the command in Otiober 1775.— • — 8 Decem- 
ber 1758, he married at Mount-Kemble in America, Mar- 
garet, cjaughter of Peter Kemble, Efq. Prefiaent of the 
council at New-Jerfey, and deceafed 2 April 1788, having 
had iifue, fix fons and five daughters, viz. Henry, born at 
Montreal in Canada, a Major in the army and prefump- 
tive heir to his uncle's ellates and honours ; WiUtam, born 
at New-York, and died young ; Thomas, died an infant ; 
John, born at New- York 23 December 1767 j Thomas, 
died young ; William-Hall, born in Park-Place, Stv 
James's, Wellminfter, 2 06lober 1777 ; Maria-Terefa, 
born at Montreal 4 April 1762; Louifa-Elizabeth, born 
at New- York 12 December 1765 ; Harriet, a twin with 
John, born at New-York 23 December 1767 ; Charlotte- 
Mary, born in Duke-Street St. James's, 19 Auguft 1773 5 
and Emily, born at Park-Place, St. James's, 25 April 

?^^ Sir William-Hall G^ge, the fecond and prefent Vifcount, 

H n"^' ^^^^ Equerry to Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1742 ; in 
2 ' 1744 3nd 1754? was chofen to the Britiih parliament for 
Vifcount. the Cinqueport of Seaford ; in January 1766 was appoint- 
ed Pay-Mafter of the penfions ; and 17 O6tober 1780 
was created a Peer of Great-Britain by the title of Baron 
Gage of Firle in the county of SuiTex.— -3 February 1757, 
he married Elizabeth, filler to Sir Sampfon Gideon of Spal- 
ding in the county of Lincoln, Bart, and by her Lad)ihip 
Vilio died I July 1783, aged 44, has no ifTue 2. 

' Be.atfon, ' Supp. ',0 Collins -19, ^^•o. &:c, 

. ' , , Titles.] 


Titles.] Sir Willlam-Hall Gage, Vlfcount and Ba- 
ron Gage, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet, 26 March 1622, 24 Jac. I. 
V. Gage of Caftle-Ifland in the county of Kerry, and B. 
Gage of Caftlebar in the county of Mayo, 14 September 
1720, 7 Geo. I. and B. Gage of Firle in the county of 
SulTex, 17 Oaober 1780, 20 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Per fahire, faphire and pearl, a faltlre, ruby. 

Crest.] On a wreath a Ram, proper, armed and un- 
guled, topaz. 

Supporters.] Two Greyhounds, jacinth, gorged 
with Coronets of fleurs de lis, topaz. 

Motto.] Courage Sans Peur. 

Seats.] High-Meadow in the county of Gloucefter, 
96 miles from London ; Firle, near Lev/es in Suffex, 49 
miles from London ; and Eaft-Griniledin the fame coun- 
ty, 25 miles from London. 



1-/ E U R I C, or Leofric, Earl of Chefter (by fome erro- oq 
neoudy ftyled Earl of Leicefter) living in the time of KingLeoiric. 
Ethelbald, anno 716, is faid to be anceftor to this family of ^ig^i"' 
Temple. — He was the father of Algar, whofe fuccefTor, ^'^^^^^.^ 
Algar n. lived in the reign of K. Etheldred, and had iffue L^Q^gj.,,*^ 
Leofric II, the father of Leofern, or Lcofwin, Earl ofLeofilu, 
Mercia, whofe fon Leofrick, is by fome affirmed to be the 
firfl Earl of Leicefter, in the time of Edward the Confef- 
for, and was chiefly inftrumental in raifmg that Prince to 
the throne, as he alfo was of his fucceiTor Harold Harefoot. 
Vol. V. Q. He 


He founrJed the great monadery at Coventry, which he en- 
dowed with no lefs than 24 Lord{hips, and fo much en- 
riched with ornaments of" gold, filver and jewels, that 
none in the kingdom was furnifiied hke it. He married 
the famous Godina (who is faid to have ridden naked 
throufijh Coventry by day, to regain the citizens their pri- 
vileges, which they had forfeited by offending their Lord, 
her hufband, and to free them from the taxes v/ith which 
they were opprelTed) ; however that may be, the pictures 
of this Earl and Countefs w^ere fet up in the fouth windov/ 
of Trinity church in that city (about the reign of K. Rich- 
ard IL upwards of 300 years as is fuppofed after the tranf- 
adion) the Eajl holding a charter in his right hand, with 
thefe words on it : 

I, Lurick, for love of thee, 
Do fet Coventry toll free. 

There is a yearly proceffion of a naked figure obferved o'l 
Friday after Trinity Sunday, and in a window in the High- 
ilreet is the effigies of a taylor, who, according to the tra- 
dition, was the only perfon who ventured to look at her, 
and was thereupon ftruck blind r. The Earl dying 31 Au- 
gufl: 1057, was buried in his monaftery, leaving 
A^gar. Algar his fon to fucceed in the Earldom of Mercia, who 
in 1053 was Earl of the Eail; Saxons (Effex) upon Harold's 
quitting that title for the Earldom of the Weft Saxons, af- 
ter liarl Godwin's death. He died in 1059, and lies bu- 
Edwyn. ried at Coventry, leaving Edwyn his fon, a valiant noble- 
man, who difliking the government of the Normans, was^ 
deprived of his Earldom by the Conqueror, and being af- 
terwards betrayed by three of his principal officers and con- 
fidents, loft his life in defending himfelfwith only twenty 
horfemen againfl a fuperior force, in 1071. — He left a fon 
Edwyn. Edwyn, fome time ftyfed Earl of Leicefter and Coventry,, 
who is faid to aiTume the furname of Temple, from the ma- 
nor o{ Temple in the hundred of Sparkenhoe, ftanding in 
Wellefborough, '* wliich manor (fays Mr. William Bur- 
*' ton, in his Defcription of Leicefterfhire) was given by 
^^ the old Earl's of Leicefter to the Knights Templers> 
*' who ufually gave the name of Temple to their lands, 
*' and they granted it to one whofe family was' called 
"* Templf, of ^reat account and livelyhood in thofe parts." 


' * - ^ 

» Collins, Edit, 1779, V, 24.7, c4S. 


HowevefT, this be, Henry de Temple was Lord of Temple Henry. 

and Little-Shepey, in the reign of William the Conqueror, 

and leftilTue GeofFry, whofe Ton John lived in the reign o{ ^ rr , 

Henry L and was father of Henry de Temple, who married Henry! 

Maud, daughter of Sir John Ribbesford, and had a fon of 

his own name. Lord of the aforefaid manors in the reign of Henry. 

K. John, who gave fome lands in the latter to the Abbey 

of Meraval ; leaving his fon Richard to fucceed him, who Richard. 

lived 24 Edw. I. and by Catharine, daughter of Thomas 

Langley, had Nicholas de Temple, living 16 Edw. IL who Nicholas. 

alfo gave lands in Warwickfhire to the faid Abbey in the 

14 of that reign, and marrying Margery, daughter of Sir 

Roger Corbet of Sibfton in the county of Leicefter, was 

fatherof Richard de Temple, living 20 Edw. IIL who mar- Richard. 

ried Agnes, daughter of Sir Ralph Stanley, and having fc - 

pulture in the church of Shepey, is commemorated by his 

pidure, drawn in a kneeling pofture, in the North-Ealt 

window, with his name under-written, 

Richardus de Temple. 

His fon was Nicholas, living in 1372 (46 Edw. III.) Nichola^^ 
"who married Maud, daughter of John Burguillon of New- 
ton in Leicefterfhire ; and by her, who was his widow in 
51 of that reign, left Richard (or Robert) his heir, mention- ^^^^^^^'"'^ 
ed in deeds 9 Hen. V. and 3 Hen. VL whofe v;ife was 
Joan, daughter of William Shepey of Great-Shepey in the 
faid county, who brought him that manor, with Cunilon, 
Bilfton, and Atterton, by her he left three fons, viz. (0 

Nicholas de Temple, the eldefl fon, was buried in the 
church of Great-Shepey, under a monument, with his 
Coat-Armour engraven thereon, viz. Argent, on two Barsy 
Sabiey ftx Martletsy Or, empaled with Azure, tzvo Bars^ 
and a Mullet in chief. Or, and this circumfcription i 

Hie jacet Corpus Nicholai Temple, Armigeri, et 
Elizabethse Uxoris ejus, qui quidem Nicholaus 
Obiit 1506. 

He died without lawful iffue, but left three natural daughters, 
to one of whom, married to ■ — Whitet or Whitell, 

he gave Little-Shepey ; to another, married to— Bowes, , 
he gave Cunflon and Bilfton ; and ^to the third he gave 

0^2 Robert 

228 . TEMPLE Viscount PALMERSTON, 

(i) Robert Temple, the fecond Ton, was feated at Temple- 

Hall, near Bofworth in the county of Leicefler, and by the 
gift of his father had lands in Burton under Needwood ; and 
by Grace, daughter of Wilham Turvill, had Richard Tem- 
ple of Barton, who iiding with Richard III. forfeited moil 
of his eftate, and died in 1507 (22 Hen. VII.) being father 
of Roger, whofe fon Richard left iilue Edmund, the father 
of Paul Temple, aged 29 in 1619 ; and Peter Temple of 
Temple in Leicefterlhirc, living in 1635 v^^ho had a fon 
John \ 
(3) Thomas, the youngefl fon, refided at Witney in the 

Thomas county of Oxford, and by Mary, daughter of Thomas 
^^illiam, Gedney, Efq. left William Temple, who married Ifabcl, 
daughter and heir to Henry Everton,. and w^as father of 
Ihomas. Thomas Temple of Witney, who by Alice, daughter and 
heir to John Heritage of Burton-Derfet in the county of 
Warwick, had two fons, Robert, his fucceffor at Witney ; 
Peter, ^nd Peter, who in the laft year of K. Edw. VI. received 
a grant of the manor of Marfton-Boteler in Warwickfnire, 
being then wrote of Derfet, in right of his mother, and 
in 1560 (2 Eliz.) purchafed the inEereft, which Lawrence 
Danet had therein ; being likewife Lord of the Ma- 
nor of Siow in Bucks, his pofterity fixed their refidencc 
there. Pie lies buried in the church of All Saints at Der- 
fet, under a marble ftone, whereto the portraits of himfeif 
and his wife in brafs were fixed, and this memorial : 

Here under this (tone lyeth the body of Peter 
Temple Efquyer, who departed out of this 
World at Stow in the county of Buckingham, 
I'he xxviiith day of May, Anno [1577] whofe 
Soule God hathe in his bielTed keeping. 

Plis wife was Milleeent, daughter of William JekyI of 
Newingfon in Middleiex, Efq. by whom he had two fons, 
viz. John who fucceeded at Stow ; and Anthony, from 
whom the Lord Vifcount Palmerftown defcends. 
Family of John Temple, Efq. who fucceeded at Stow, married Su- 
^I emple, ^^^^ daughter and heir to Thomas Spencer of Everton in 
Cobham ^^^ county of Northampton, Efq. and by her had fix fons 
and fix daughters, as appears by an infcription in Englifli, 
on a monument in the church of Derfet, where the faid 
John and Sufan lie intesred, and under the fame infcription 
are thefe lines > 

* Collins. V. 249. 


Cur liberos his plurimos. 

Cur hie aniicos plurimos, 

Et plurimas pecunias. 

Vis fcire cur reHquerit ? ' • 

Tempellus ad plures abiito 

The iflue of the faid Sir Thomas were, Sir Thomas his 
heir ; George, who died an infant ', John, of Franckton in 
the county of Warwick ; Sir Alexander of Longhoufe in 
Eflex ; William, who married Jane, daughter of Sir Tho- 
mas Beaumont of Stoughton, Knt. ; Peter, v;ho married a .., ^ 

daughter of Kendal ; daughter Milicent, married 

to Edward Saunders of Brickfworth in the county of ■" ' - 

Northampton, Efq. ; Dorothy, to Paul Rifley of Chetwood 

in the county of Buckingham, Efq- ; Catharine, to Sir 

Nicholas Parker of Willington in Suffex, Knt. ; Sufanna, 

to Sir Thomas Denton of Hiilefdcn in Bucks, Knt. ; Mary, 

to John Farmer of Cokeham in Berkfliire , and Elizabeth, 

to William, Lord Say and Seie. 

Sir Thomas Temple, the eldefl; fon, fucceeded at Stow Sir 
and polTelTed the greatefl part of the eftate ; he was knight- Thomas, 
cd by K. James L in June 1603, at Sir John Fortefcue's in ^^^^ 
the county of Buckingham, and 22 May 1611, was cre- 
ated a Baronet of England, at the inftitution of that order. 
^-He married Efther, daughter of Miles Sandys of Lati- 
mers in Bucks, Efq. and by her * had four fons and three 
daughters, who lived to maturity, viz. Sir Peter, his heir ; 
Sir John, (who married Dorothy, daughter and coheir to 
Edmund Lee of Stanton-Barry in Bucks, Efq., and had 
a numerous ifTue) ; Thomas, L. L. D. who married and 
had iffue ; Miles, v^ho alfo married and had iflue ; daughter 
Sufan, married to Sir Edward Clark of Ardington in the 
county of Berks, Knt. ; Hefther, to Sir John Rous of 
Jlous-Linch in the county of Worcefter, Knt. j Bridget, 

. 0^3 ,, to 

* Thefe children fo multiplied that his lady, who furvived him, 
faw 700 defcended from her. This is affirmed by Dr. Fuller, in his 
Worthies of England, who relates that he bought the truth thereof 
"by a wager loll on the fubjett. This Either Lady Temple, (of whom 
there is an original pldure at Stov>,) far lurpailed Mrs. Honey wood 
ofMark's-Hali in Ellex, (mentioned by Dr. Derham and by Hearne 
in the preface to Le'and's Itinerary, Vol. V.) who lived to fee 
367 defcendants of her own body, for Lady Temple faw many more ; 
the lalt of whom, viz, the daughter of Sir Henry Gibbs of Hunning- 
ton in Warwickfliire, died in December 1737, iuextreme old ajje,, 
(Collins. \. 252.) ■ • ■ 

230 I'EMPLE, Viscount PALMERSTON. 

to Sir John Lenthall of Creflow in the county of Oxford, 
Knt. ; Martha, (to Sir Thomas Penifton of Leigh in Suf- 
fex, Bart, -vvho died 14 January 1619, and" is buried at 
Stow) ; Elizabeth, to Sir Henry Gibbs of Hunnington in 
the county of Warwick, Knt. ; Catharine, to Sir WiHiam 
Afticomb of Avelfcot in the county of Oxford, Knt. ; Anne, 
to Sir William Andrews of Lathbury in Bucks, Knt. ; 
Margaret, to Sir Henry Longueville of Billing in the 

county of Northampton, Knt. ; and Milicent, to - 

Ogle, Efq. 
Sir Sir Peter, the fecond Baronet, and fucceflbr to Sir Tho- 

J^eter, j^^s, ferved for the town of Buckingham in the two lad 
Bart, parliaments of K. Charles I. and married two wives, firt't 
Anne, daughter and coheir to Sir Arthur Throgmorton of 
Paulerfpury in' the county of Northampton, Knt. ; and fe- 
condly, to Chriftian, fifter and coheir to Sir Richard Leve- 
fon of Trentham in the county of Stafford^ Knight of the 
Bath, and daughter of Sir John Levefon, Knt. (eldeil fon 
of Sir John Levefon by Frances, daughter and fole heir to 
' Sir Thomas Sands of Throwley in Kent, Knt. elder bro- 

ther to Sir Michael Sands, Knt.) By the firfl wife, who 
"was buried at Stow 23 January 1619, he had two daugh- 
* tcrs, viz. Anne, married to Thomas Roper, Vifcount Bal» 
tinglafs ; and Martha, to Wefton Ridgeway, Earl of Lon- 
donderry, (both \v hich titles are exiinQ:) : And by the laid 
Chriflian his fecond wife, who Vv^as buried at Stow 3 Apiil 
1655, (where he was interred in 1653,) he had two daugh- 
ters Frances and Hefter ; and a fon and fucceflor 
.^i^ Sir Richard, the third Baronet, v.'ho was born 28 IVIarch 

Kichard, 1^24, ferved in the reftoration parliament for (jie tov/n of 
•pT^v Buckingham, of which and the county thei^of, he was 
conilituted L. L. i^ November 1660; on 19 Novtmber 
1661 he was one of the 68 perfons of diftjnciion, created 
K-ni^hts of the Bath, to attend K. Charles IL 23 of that 
month at his coronation. He differed cflentially in politics 
from his ccufin Sir V/illiam, was returned member for 
the town of Buckingham to ail the parliaments of Charles 
II. James II. and K. William ; was a leading member in 
the Houfe of Commons during the reign of Charles II. and 
diftinguifhed himfelf in the profecution of the Popifh plot, 
«nd in promoting the bill for excluding James, Duke of 
"York from fucceeding to the crown ; as he did alfo in the 
•jonvention of 1688-9, by voting for the vacancy of the 
throne and filling it with the prince and princefs of Orange. 
^--'On 30 March 5672, he was appointed firfl conimifiioner 


TEMPLE, Viscount PALMERSTON. ' 2^1 

of the cuftoms, as he was 8 January 1675, and 9 No- 
vember 1677.— On the acceflion of K. James II. he was 
left out of this commillion, but was replaced, and continued 
to fill that employment till 14 Auguft 1694, when an a6t 
of parliament which dilabled all who had offices in the cuf. 
toms &c. from fitting in the Houfe of Commons, took 
place, and he preferred his feat in St. Stephen's chapel, to 
one at that board. He married Mary, daughter of Mr. 
Knap of Weilon in the county of Oxford, and heirefs to 
her brother ; and Sir Richard deceafing in May, 1697, was 
interred 15 of that month at Stow, having had ilfue by his 
lady, who was interred there 25 January 1726, four Tons 
and (ix daughters, viz. Sir Richard his heir , Purbeck, 
buried at Stow, 5 March 1698 ; Henry and Arthur, buried 
.at Stow 4 February 1701, all died without illue j ^v^'o of 
the daughters died young ; Heller, the fecond, was 
married to Richard Grenviile of Wottou Efq. anceflor 
to George Grenville-Nugent-Temple, Earl Nugent and 
Marquefs of Buckingham; Chriftian, to Sir Thomas Lyt- ^' 

tieton, Bart, whofe fon Sir William hath been created Ba- 
ron Weftcote in Ireland ; Maria, firfl to Dodor Wefl, ^ 
Prebendary of Winchefter, and fecondly to Sir John 
Langham of Cattefbroke in the county of Northampton, 
Bart ; and Penelope, to Mofes Berenger of the city of Lon- 
don, Efq. 

Sir Richard Temple, the fourth Baronet, was elected to Sir 
the Britifli parliament for the town of Buckingham, on Richard, 
the dectafe of his father ; of which town and the county "^ 
thereof he was conftituted L. L. 12 April 1703.-— In ^he a' 

firfl year of Q. Anne, he was appointed Colonel of a regi- vifcount 
ment of foot, and dif^mguilhed himfelf at the fieges of Yenlo Cobbam. 
and Ruremond when he a£lcd as a volunteer ; he afterwards 
ferved with his regiment in Flanders and Germany ; and 
I June 1706, was declared a Brigadier General. — Having 
borne a confiderable part of the fervice at the fiegeof Lifie '; 

in 1708, he was fent exprefs by the Duke of Marlborough 
to the Queen, with an account of the furrender of that 
fortrefs.— I January 1708-9 he was promoted to the rank of 
Major General ; and i January 1709-10 was' conftituted a 
Lieutenant General.— In 171c he obtained the command of 
the fourth regiment of Dragoons but was not in the lift of 
general officers nominated to ferve under the Duke of Or- 
raond in Flanders ; and in 1713 his regiment wasgivento 
General Evans.— After the acceffion of K. George I. viz. 
59 Odober 17 14, he ^vas created Baron of Cobham in 

,.... '■ .'"'' .■' '. . Kent, 


Kent, and 5 days after was declared Envoy Extraordinary 
and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor Charles YI. — On 13 
June I7i5> his Lordfhip was made Colonel of the iirft regi- 
ment of dragoons, and in the following year was conftitut- 
cd Conflable of Windfor-Caflle. — 23 May 17 18, he was 
created Vifcount and Baron Cobham, remainder to the 
heirs of his body, in default thereof, to his fifter Hefter 
Grenville and her heirs male, with a like remainder to his 
iifter Chriftian Lyttekon. — In 1721 he was appointed Colo- 
nel of the fird regiment of dragoon guards ; and in Febru- 
ary 1727-8, was nominated L. L. and Cuftos Rot. of the 
county of Bucks ; he was likewife a Lord of the privy 
council in Great Britain, and Governor of the Ifle of Jer- 
fey ; but refigned all his places in 1733.-— In 1742, we find 
him a Field-Marflial and L. General of the Ordnance, at 
■which time he was appointed Colonel of the firil: troop of 
grenadier guards ; and in 1744 was appointed to the com- 
mand of the iixth regiment of horfe. In May, 1745, his 
Lordfhip was nominated one of the Regents during his Ma- 
jefty's abfence beyond the feas, and was declared Colonel of 
the tenth regiment of dragoons. — He married Anne, only 
daughter of Edmund Halfey of the borough of Southwark, 
Efq. but by her who furvived till 29 March 1760, had no 
iflue, and deceafing at Stow 15 September 1749^ was 
there interred, where (lands a lofty fluted column, on 
the pedeflal of which are the following inscriptions j 

On one fide . • 

To preferve the memory of her hufband, 

Jlnne, Vifcountefs Cohhatn 

Caufed this pillar to be ereded. 

In the year 1749- 

On the oppofite fide, 
^latenus nobis denegatiir diu vivere, 
Relinquamiis aUqiAid^ 
^0 nos vixijfe tejlemur. 

Inafmuch as the portion of life allotted to us is Ihort, 

Let us leave fomething behind us, 

Tofhewthatwe have lived* 2. 

i .. . , - Anthony 

* "That Lord Cobham lived," every Englifhman will remem- 
"bcr, but his fame as a patriot has been perpetuated by Alexander 


" And 

* Collins Edit, 1779. V. 251. 255. 2 Secley's defcript. of Stow. 31, 


Anthony Temple, Efq. the younger Ton of Peter, wns Anthony. 
father of Sir William Temple, Knt. who liavinp his eram- ^^i' 
mar education in Eton-School, was removed to Kinr;'3 ^^^'^'^™- 
College, Cambridge, of which fociety (purfuant to the (la- 
tutes of their royal founder Henty VI-) he became a fellow 
when three years Handing ; took the degree of A. M. and 
"was mafler of the free-fchool in the city of Lincoln.——— 
The law was intended for his profcflion, but ajffc6ting the 
more refined and philofophical iludies of that age, he be- 
came a great proficient therein, and wrote two treatifes on 
thofe fubje(Sts in very elegant Latin ; the former of which 
printed in 1581, he dedicated to the learned Sir Philip Sid- 
ney, who took him into his intimate friendfiiip; and who 
being made Governor, by Q^ Elizabeth, of Flulhing and 
Ramekins, two cautionary towns in the Netherlands, pre- 
vailed on Mr. Temple to leave the college, and accompany 

him as his fecretary. Sir Philip fighting the Spaniards 

near Zutphen in Guelderland, received a (hot in his thigh, 
22 September 1586, of which he expired 16 Oftober at 
Arnheim, in the arms of his Secretary, to whom by his 
lafl will he bequeathed 30I. a year for life, and had taken 
care to recommend him to the great Earl of ElTex, then in 
the zenith of Q^ Elizabeth's favour ; who employed him 
in the fame ftation of Secretary (as William Davifon, Efq. 
Secretary of State, had alfo done) till his tragical end in the 
year 1600 : A ftroke which proved fatal to Mr. Temple, 
w^ho not only fell with the Earl from the profpeci: he had of ' - 
making his fortune, but was purfued by Secretary Cecil f 
from whofe relentment being obliged to retire into Ireland, 
he accepted of the Provoftlhip of the Univcrfity ot DuMni 
in 1609, at the importunate folicitation of Dodor Henry 
Llfsher, Archbifhop of Armagh, who was well acquainted 
with his great worth and learning. In this capacity (!)eing 
the fourth Pro voif from the foundation) he lived feventcen 
years, and in the parliament of 161 3 was its reprefentative ; 
was made a Knight 4 May 1622 by the L. D. St. John, 
having been appointed 31 January 1609 a Mailer in Chan- 
cery, in which he was continued 16 iVpril 1625, hy K. 
Charles I. . 


** And you ! brave CoBH AM, to the lateft breath. 
*' Shall feel your ruling pafTionlh-ong in death, 
** Such in thofe moments, as in all the pail, 
** O, fave my country, Heaven ! fhall be your laft.'*" 


He was a perfon of great learning and piety, having^ 
left fome monuments of the former in four Latin treatifes. 
He married Martha, daughter of Mr. Robert Harrifon of 
the county of Derby; and making his will 21 December 
1626, direded his body to be buried in the College-chapel, 
under the foot of the Pro vofr's feat, providing that his buri- 
al be performed without all funeral pomp and folemnities of 
Heralds ; and dcceafing 15 January fallowing, in the 73 
year of his age, was there privately interred on the 20, 
having ilTue by her, who was buried in St. Werburgh's 
church 7 December 1675, two fons and three daughters, 


(0 Sir John, his heir. 

(2) Thomas, educated in the univerfity of Dublin, of which 

he was fom.e time a Fellow, was prefented 6 March 1626, 
to the Reclory of Old-Rofs in the Diocefs of Femes, and 
took his degree of A. M. 18 June 1630; as he did that oi 
B. D. at Oxford, 19 January 1638, being then of Lincoln 
College ; where he continued not long, for, upon the turn 
of the times in 1 641, he became a forward preacher in 
London, and Miniiler of Batterfea in Surrey ; afterwards 
a frequent preacher before the members of the Long Par- 
liament ; one of the alTembly of divines ; and an adventu- 
rer in Ireland, by fabfcribing the Turn of 450I. tor which 
he had an affignment of 750 acres of land, Iriili meafure, 
in the county of Weiimeath ; and 10 November 1636, 
for the fum of 900I. fold to Thomas Hammond of Frankton 
in Warv/icklhire, Efq. the cadle and lands of Coleban- 
nagher in the Queen's county *. 

■ . Daughter 

* He was ancefior, 'tis prefumed to Robert Temple of Mount- 
Temple in Weftmeath, Efq. v, ho married firft ti March 1695-4, Do- 
rothea^ relicl of Mr. Needham, and filter to William Cock of Lea- 
therhead in Surry, Efq. by her he had two children who died young : 
He married fecondly 3 February 1699, Catharine, filter to John 
Jephlbn, Efq. (made his will which was proved 20 January' 1741, di- 
recting his body to be buried, if he died in Dublin, in the chancel of 
the Round-Church, by his firft wife and two children-, and if in 
England, then to be buried in the Temple church, near his m^other, 
filter, and two brothers) by his laft v.ife had an only daughter and 
heir, Elizabeth, bapt'r/ed 29 Augull; 1701, and married in July 1725, 
toGuftavus Handcock of Waterliown. in VVeltmeathj Efq. M.P. for 
Athlone, by him who died 5 September 1751, fhe had a daughter Ca- 
tharine, who died 2 April 174-6 ; and an only fon Robert, who4 July 
1751, married Elizabeth, eldelt daughter of Sir John Yefey Lord 
^vnapton, whofe fon Sir Thomas hath been created Vifcount De Ve- 
fcv, and by her who remarried wltliEdmund Sexten Pery, created in 
17S6 Vifcount Pery ; had an only fon Guftavus, who.fucceeding to his 
grand-mother's eftaies, alVumcd the name oi 'Temple, and naarried a 
daughter of Williani-HeTiry Moore, of Drumban?^her, Elq. (Pre- 
rog. Oil. St Mlchaii';> Rc^iltry, and CoUedions. 


Daug:hter Catharine was married firft to John Archdall (i) 
of Caftle-Archdall in the county of Fermana,ri;h, Efq.; 
fecondly to Sir John Veell, Knt. and dyinc; 13 November 
1642, without furviving iilue, {lie buried in St. Wcr- ' 
burgh's church, Dublin. 

Mary, to Job Ward of Knockragh in the county of Wick- (2) 
low, Efq. brother to John Ward ol Kihnank m the King's 
county, Efq. and died 24 December 1627, having iiiue a 
fon John ; and a daughter Jane, married to Robert Madden 
ofDunore, Efq. 

Martha, died unmarried. /.\ 

Sir John Temple, the eldeft fon, born in the year 1600. c.. ^, u 
received univerfity Education under his father in Dubhn, 
and was fent early abroad to accomplilh himfelf by viiiting 
foreign kingdoms ; after his return from whence, he v/as 
bred in the court of K. Ciiarles I. ; and upon his father^s 
death, received a fpecial livery of his inheritance 5 Janu^jy 
1628, for the fine of 12I. Irifh ; after which^he was knight- 
ed by the King, and 20 February 1640 conftituted mailer 
of the Rolls, and fworn of the Privy Council in Ireland. 

Upon the breaking out of the rebellion 23 Odober 1641, 
he was one of the council, who figned the proclamation. 
from the caftle of Dublin, advertiling the kingdom of the 
difcovery thereof, and requiring his Majefiy's good and , 
loyal fubje<5ls to betake themfelves to their defence, and 
{land upon their guard, fo to render the more fafcty to 
themselves and the whole kingdom ; requiring alfo that no 
levies fhould be made for foreign fervice, nor any men 
fuffered to m.arch upon any pretence whatever — And being 
made CommifTary-General of the army, when the L.J. 
and Council were the next month confulting means to fc- 
cure the citv and cai^ie of Dublin, which by the confufi- 
ons, weakneiTes and wants, were in apparent danger of a fud- 
den furprize, oneof their principal cares was to lay in provifi- 
ons for the caftle in fuch proportion, as might enable it to 
endure a dtgc, if fuch a thing fhould be attempted; to 
compafs which feeined a matter of great difficulty, (in 
regard no money was to be had to perform it) and of 
no lefs importance even for the prefervation of tiie whole 
kingdom. — The Mafter of the Roll?, upon whom the L. 
J. and Council were pleafed to impofe this fervice, fent for 
fome of the beft prcteftant merchants, and fo clearly re- 
prefented to them the high ncceflities of the ftate, the 
great danger of the town, the publick benefit, and their 
own private fecurity, in laying into the caftic (whither 



he had removed the records) fuch of their provifions as 
were flored in unfafe places, that upon his undertaking to 
fee them fatisfied, in cafe they were made ufe of for the '. 
publick fervice, the Englifh and Dutch merchants prcfently 
depcfited within the verge of the cafile above 2ooo barrels 
of beef, as many of herrings, and a great proportion of 
wheat ', provifions fufficient, not only to vi6lual the caille 
for many months, (which by the want of money and credit 
could not be othervv-ife provided for) but which ferved to 
maintain the whole army, billeited in the city a long time 
after. And he made good his engagements to the mer- 
chants, by their receiving- the value of their cfoods Vv'ithiii 
a fev/ months, by bills drawn upon the Chamber c?/" London, 
according to an order of both houfes of pailiament, for 
prefent payment to be made to fuch, as laid in any pro- 
vilions for the army in Ireland. This fealonahle fervicc 
was the firft (lep to the fafetv of the cadle and city, and 
gave great comfort and fecurity to all the Englilh and pro- 
tectants '. 

He enjoyed a particular friendlhip and confidence %vitli 
"Robert Sidnev, Earl of Leicefter, when declared L. L. of 
Ireland; and in 1643 was imprifoned, Avith three more 
privy counfellors, Sir William Parfons, Sir Adam Loftus, 
and Sir Robert Meredyth, accufed of leveral high crimes, 
and efpecially for oppofing the cefiation, which the Earl of 
Ormond was commiflioned by the King to conclude with 
the Irifn : His confinement ended the next year, when he 
was exchanged and fent for by the parliament ; who, con- 
, fidcring him as a fufferer for the republican caufe, received 

him well, provided a feat for him in the houfe foon after, 
and entrufted him much Avith the managment of the Irilh 
affairs; the ftate of which, on 7 May 1647, he and the 
Lord Lifle reported to the houfe, and received their thanks 
for the good fervice they had done in Ireland, and he was 
that year made one of their commiffioners in Munfter. — On 
16 October 1648, the commons voted him and Sir William 
Parfons to be commifTioners of the great feal in Ireland, and 
diffented from the lords, who voted to have a chancellor 
there; but that year they difmificd him their alTembly, with 
thofe called the fecluded members, whom he had joined in 
voting, that his Majefty's conceifjons to their propofitions 
of peace, then treated of with the King in the Ifle of Wight y 
were fulhcient grounds for fettling the peace of the kingdom. 

During the fad fcene that followed, he continued privately 
in London, until the Protedor 2i November 1653 joined 

■ hini 
> Temple's Hifl. Reb. P. 47. 


^ t 

lnim with Miles Corbet, one of the commlflioners cf go- 
vernment and others, to meet in fome convenient room at 
the courts beyond the water (the King's Inns) to confijer 
and advife, from time to time, how the titles of the Irilh 
and others to any eilate in Ireland, and iikewife their de- 
linquency, according to tlieir rcfpecti ve quahfications, misfhc 
be put into the moil fpeedy and exacl way of adjudication, 
confitlent with juf^icc, and leafl prejudice to the publick in- 
terelh — On 27 March 1654, he received an order for 
lool. in recompence of his feveral fervices to the common- 
wealth, and 23 June 50L more for the pains he had taken 
in the publick fervice, and the duty put upon his clerks in 
the court of wards, for the ufe cf the commiffioners for 
the adjudication of claims ; having alfo a farther allow- 
ance of 200I. from the flate 26 December 1655, on ac- 
count (as the order exprelTes) of his eminent and faith- 
ful fervices, both during the rebellion and after, and of the 
Protector's letter in his behalf. On 28 January following 
he received 25I. for one quarter's additional falary, as 
mafter of the rolls, which he continued to hold from the 
ufurped government, with the fee of 204I. los. a year *. 
and 21 July 1656 his extraordinary good fervices, from time 
to time, in behalf of the Protedor and the commonwealth, 
were further rewarded with the fum of lOol. ; from whom 
he Iikewife received more fubftantial favours *. 

On the reftoration of K. Charles, he was continued maf- 

ter of the rolls, fworn of the privy council, and, with his 

eldeft fon William, in the parliament of 1661 reprefented 

the county of Carlow f. On 26 November 1673 he was 

-♦ conftituted 

* Namely, by indenture, dated 6 Jiily 1658, the Protedor de- 
mifed to him for 21 years, the towns and lands of Moghill, Caftl©- 
tovvn, Parke, Cargan alias Ballycarney, &:c. in the barony and 
county of Carlow, containing by furvey 1489 acres, 3 roods -, the 
three laft denominations of which were confirmedto him 18 June 

1666, under the ads of fettlement. By another indenture of the 

fame date, were demifed to him the lands of Nuttiiown, ^cc, in the 
barony of Balrothery and county of Dublin, containing 527 acres, 
10 perches, for the like term. — And, 30 March 1659 the Proteftor 
Richard demifed to him the lands of Lifpoble, and others, in the 
faid county, forfeited by Richard Earnewall, for the fame term of 

-Y On 6 May 166 1 Henrietta-Maria, Queen Mother of England, 
for the fine of 540I. made him a reverfiouary leale of the Park of 


» Council Off. Civil Lift A<>. 1656. 


conflltuted vice-treafurer of the kingdom, and lived with 
sjreat hofpitality and eileem to his death on 14 November 
^ 16']'], in the 77 year of his age, in which year he gave 
lool. to be laid out on fome additional building's to the 
college of DubHn, (on account whereof. Lord Palmerdon 
and his heirs have a right to beflow twohandfome chambers 
upon fuch ftudents as they 'hall think proper) where, at his 
requeil, he was buried with his father *.— He married 
Mary, daughter of John Hammond of Chertfey in Surry, 
Efq. phyfician to Henry, Prince of Wales, fon of K. 
James L and lifter to the learned do6lor Henry Hammond, 
whofe writings befpeak him one of the brighteft orna- 
ments and mof^ ftrenuous advocates of the church of Eng- 
land. By her, who died in November 1638 at Penfhurfl: in 
Kent, and was there buried, he had four fons and three 
daughters, of whom two Tons and one daughter died young; 
the furvivors being Sir William ; Sir John, father of the 
Lord Palmerllon ; Martha, married 2i April 1662 to Sir 
Thomas Giffard of Cafdejordan in the county of Kildare, 
Bart, who was buried at St. Audoen's 9 May the fame 
year ; and Mary, married firft to Abraham Yarner, Efq. 
who 21 Odober 1661 was joined with his father Sir Abra- 

Elandefoy, otherwife Bianfby, parcel of the Honour of Pickering 
hi the coiinty of York, for the term of 40 years, if his two fons 
William and John, or either of them, Hiould live fo long, at the 
rent of 12,1. a year, and 60I. a year for the improved profits of the 
premilfe?: Which park, with the appurtenances, 13 July 1665 he 
purchased for 400I. from James, Duke of York, whofe poffelTion it 
then was by the forfeiture of Sir Henry Danvers. — By patent, dated 
29 July 1666, he had a grant of the lands of Palmerftown in the 
county of Dublin; and 20 May 1669 of Agha and other lands in the 
counties of Kilkenny, Meath, Weitmeath, and Dublin, with other 
grants of lands under the acts of fettlement ; being alfo a truftee 
for the (49) officers. — Alfo 3 May 1672 were granted to him about 
144 acres, formerly belonging to the Phce nix Park near Dublin ; 
and 16 November 1675 divers houfes, lands, fifhings, with other 
hereditaments in or near the town of Chapelizod, the liberty of 
grazing fix horfes yearly in the Park, with feveral other lands in the 
C^een's countv, and thofe of Cork and Tipperary. 

■^ He wrote and publifhed in a quarto volume. The Hijrory of 
the Irifh Rehellmi ; " a piece (fi^ys Doctor Borlace in his hiliory of 
" that war) of that integrity, few can equal, none exceed ; he 
" having (a> a Privy Counfellor) opportunity to view and confider 
" all diipauhes, rarely obvious to others-, and being fmgularly en- 
*' tire and ingenuous, adventured then into the lilts, when fome 
" dar<^d fcarce think on the attempt; a confideration (in reference 
" to what he fuB'ered) very confiderable ; though more own, that 
" to this day (whatever had been barked againlt other accounts of 
** t'le rebellion) never anv thing was objeded againlt hi?." 

I Rot. A''. 29 Car. II. o-X^' ^' 

TFMPLE, Viscount PALMERSTON. • 23^ 

ham, in the office of mufter-maftcr-general for life ; and 
fecondly 19 December 1693 to Hugh Eccles, Efq. who 
died in October 17 16. 

Sir William Temple, the eldcft fon, 10 March i663F'in^ily of 
had a reverfionary grant, after his father's deceafe, of the '^^^'^^P^'^' 
mallerfliip of the rolls, and by his Majeily's letter 23 No- ^^'^"^^^• 
vernher 1677, received directions to pafs patent for that 
office, which he did 8 December, and enjoyed until his 
furrender thereof 29 May 1696 to William Berkeley, Efq. 
(after Lord Berkeley) who refigned it in favour of the Right 

Hon. Thomas Carter. On 31 January 1665 he was 

created a Baronet ; was called into the Privy Council ; and 
by his extraordinary learning, abilities and qualifications, 
did great honour to his name and family. His writings 
on various fubjeiSts * in the moft delicate ftyle, are 
juftly admired ; and his negotiations in foreign courts, 
from the year 1665 to 1679, fufficiently attefl: him an able 
fratefman, andan inftrument of great good to England. — In 
the parliament which met at Weftminfter 21 Oftober 1678, 
he was member for the town of Northampton ; and in 
April 1679 propofing to the King a change of the privy 
council, his Majefty took a refolution to form a new one, • ' 
confiding of a number, not exceeding thirty, whofe knowa 
abilities, interell: and efteem in the nation, fliould render 
them free from all fufpicions of either millaking or betray- 
ing the true interefl: of the kingdom : Which refolution 
when he imparted, by his Majefty's order, to the Lord 
Chancellor Finch, he replied, // looked like a Thing from 
Heaven f die 71 into his M.ajejly*s Breajl. And the King va- 
lued himfelf fo much upon it, that he acquainted the par- 
liament of his having chofen fuch perfons, as were worthy 
and able to advife him ; and was refolved in all weighty 
and important affairs, next to the advice of his great 
council in parliament, to be advifed by his privy council. 
Of which Sir William was chofen a member; and 14 
March 1683 appointed by patent dated at Weftminfler 
one of the commiilioners for the remedy of defe6tive titles 
in Ireland. 

He departed this life at his feat of Moor-park in January 
1698, in the 70 year of his age ; and, according to the 
directions of his will, his body was buried in Weflminfler- 
Abbey, and his heart in a filver box under the fun-dial in 


* His Life, ^vith a ca talogue of his works, wap publiOied in 8vo, 
1714, London. 

240 » TEMPLE, Viscount PALMERSTOKT. 

his garden, opnofite to the window, from which he ufed 
to contemplate and admire the works oF nature, with his 
beloved filler the in3;cnious Lady Giffard ; who, as fhc 
fhared and eafed the fatigues of his travels during his pub- 
hck employments, fo was {he the chief delight and comfort 

of his retirement and old age He married Dorothy, 

hcond daughter of Sir Peter Olhorne of Chickfands in 
Bedfordihire, Knt. Governor of Guernfey for 28 years, in 
the reigns of James and Charles I. by whom he had nine 
Children, but only one Son John lived to maturity, who 
married in France a rich heirefs, viz. Mary, only daughter 
of Mr. Du-Pleffis Rambouillet, a proteftant of a very good 
family, and left two daughters, Elizabeth, married to 
John Temple of Moor-park, Efq. as will follow ; and 
Dorothy, to Nicholas Bacon of Shrubland-Hall in Suffolk, 
Efq. . .,• ■. 

Sir John. Sir John Temple, the younger fon of Sir John, Mafler 
of the Rolls, was appointed by patent i February 1660 
Solicitor General of Ireland, and 19 March following one 
of thecommiffioners for the fettlement of the kingdom. In 
1661 he was returned to parliament for the town of Car- 
low, when it was ordered by the Houfe of Lords, that he 
fhould have leave (as Solicitor-General) to be abfent, and 
lit in the Houfe of Commons, and the feffions being ad- 
journed from 31 July to 6 September, he was that day 
chofen Speaker ot the Houfe of Commons, not having then 
attained the Age of thirty years. After this he was 

knighted *, and being etleemcd one of the befl: lawyers 


* K. Charles II. had a great efteem for him ; and by letters from 
Whitehall 8 March 1674, ordered a patent to pafs to him and his 
heirs of fo many lands, as fnould amount to 500I. a year ; but in-- 
iiead thereof, Sir John, by petition, defired the King would pleafe 
to grant him a long leafe of feveral meffuages, lands, and other 
hereditaments in Swords, Marlhaliiown, Rathcoole, Greenocke, 
Dunboyne, Drogheda, &c. in the counties of Meath and Dublin, 
which had been adjudged to John and Mary Taylor in tail, to be 
granted unto him for the term of 500 years, after the determinatioa 
of the eilate tail, at the rent of 18I. los. 6d. 3 farthings; together 
with the manor, callle, town and lands of Mobarnane, Ratlimore, 
'!Scc. in the county of Tipperary, to hold for the fame term, at the 
lent of 7I. 5s. 9d. halfp. •, with which the King complied, and he 

hsd a grant thereof 9 July 1681. He alio palled patent 13 May 

1676, for the reveriion of the towns and lands of Lackanfhoiien, 
Guvteen and many others in the covmty of Cork, after the expira- 
r.iou of a 41 years leafe, naade 24 February 1662 to Sir John 
St«;pheus. \;nder the rent of 40]. p. v^jar. And there being a high- 

TEMPLE, Viscount PALMERSTON. . 241 

of the kingdom, was removed 4 March 1684 to the pofl of , 
Attorney-General ; in "which he continued till the nieafures 
of K. James II. obliged him to leave Ireland, by whofe 
parliament he and his brother were attainted, and had their 
eftates fequeftered; his eftate being valuedat 1700!. a year, 
but after the revolution he M'as reftored to his employment 
21 March 1690; was incorporated 3 March 1691 one of 
the company of the royal fiihery in Ireland^ confifling of 
a Governor, Deputy-Governor, and twelve committees ; 
and was in fuch high efleem for his learning, probity and 
humanity, that Do6lor Sheldon, Archbiihop of Canterbury, 
made him this (ingufar compliment. That be had the curfs 
of the gofpfl, becaufe all men Jpoke well of him.' — > — He was 
frequently preffed to take upon him the higheil offices in ' 
the Iaw> but declining thefe eminent pofts, he retired to 
the eftate he had purchafed at Eaft-Sheen in Surry, where 
hef ended his days 10 March 1704, in the 72 year of his 
age, and was buried in Mortlack church adjominc. 

On 4 Auguft 1663, he married Jane, Daughter of Sir 
Abraham Yarner of Dublin, Knt. Muller-Mafter-General 
(who was buried on the South fide of St. Michan's church 
29 July 1677) and had four fons and feven daughters. 

William, baptized 21 April 1671, and buried by his (i) 
grandfather Yarner 11 February 1678. (2) 

Henry, created Vi'count Palmcriion. 

John, baptized 28 March i68o,was feated in right of his (3^ 
wife at Moor-Park near Farnham in Surry, and in May 

VoL.V. R 173a 

way through the Phoenix-park^ which was very inconvenient, and 
the deer thereby daily trefpafTing upon the adjoining lands, where- 
by many of them were every year lort and deltroyed, the King re~ 
folved to exclude that road and the lands lyi"g on the fouLh-lide 
thereof, and that a wall fhould be made of lime and ftone on the 
iiorth-fide of the road, from the park-gate next Chapel-Izod : which 
defigned wall containing in length 527 perches, which, at the rat« 
of 3 fhillings and 9 pence the perch, (being the loweft rate, for whicii 
any one offered to build the wall) did amount to above 800I. befides 
the charge of digging the fomidation and niaking the gates. I'his 
wall Sir John Temple propofed to build, eight feet high from the 
foundation, from the entrance of the park next Dublin, to Chapel- 
Izod, and to finifh it in one year's time, from the firit of May lalt 
paft, in coniideration of having 200I. out of the treafury in one 
year's time towards the charge, and a grant to him and his heirs 
of the lands, that fhould be left out of the park on the north- fide 
of the high-way to Chapel-Izod, and what elfe belonged to the 
crown within the park, that fnould be excluded by the wail. Which, 
propofal being accepted, the King granted him the faid lands ^-yi' 
ever, at the rent of one fliiiling, by patent, dated 9 Auguli. j6Sa, 
and he built the wall ac.ordiuj^ to a^teement. 

242 ' TEMPLE, Viscount PALMERSTON. 

1732 was made Auditor of the duties on hides, coffee 
tea, and chocolate. He endowed a charter proteftan, 
u'orklng-fchool, built in 1737 upon his cftate at Round- 
wood in the county of Wicklow, with 41 acres of land 
for ever, and fublcribed ten guineas annually towards its 
fupport during his life. He married, as before obferv- 

cd, Elizabeth, grand-daughter of Sir William Temple, 
Bart, died in February 1752, and had eleven children, of 
whom fix died young, and his only furviving fon William 
dcceafed 13 Odober 1732, fo that he left four daughters, 
Mary, Jane, Henrietta, and Frances. 

(4) ^Villlam died an Infant. 

M) Daughter Catherine, baptized 4 September 1664, was 

firft married 15 December 168 1 to Charles Ward of Kil- 
lough in the county of Down ; and fecondly to Charles 
King of Dublin, Efq. made her will 4 June, proved 20 
Auguft 1694 I, and died in June that year, having iffuc 
by the latter, who died in the year 17 00, one fon Willi- 
am, and three daughters, Mary> Frances, and Jane-Hen- 
rietta ^ 

(2) Dorothy, baptized 7 November 1665, was firfl: married 

on the fame day 1682, ^ to P^rances, fon and heir to 
Sir Robert Colvll of Mount-Colvil in the county of An- 
trim, Knt. who dying in afliort time after, Ihe became the 
firil wife of Sir Baiil Dixwell of Broom-Houfe in Kent^ 
Bart, and died about the year 1 71 8, without IfTue. 

(3) Elizabeth, baptized 31 March 1667, died unmarried, 
and was buried 3 July 1 663 in the veftry of St. Michan's 

(4) Mary, baptized 30 May 1668, was married 17 January 
1683 to Thomas Flower of Durrow, Efq. and was mother 
of William, created Lord Caftle-Durrow '^. 

K!^) Lucy, baptized 29 Augufl: 1669 % never married. 

(6) Jane, born in 1672, was firft married to John, Lord 

Berkeley of Stratlon, and by him, who died 27 February 
1696, had an only dauohter, that died when three years 
old; And 16 May 1700 (he became the lecond wire of Wil- 
liam Bentinck, Earl of Portland, by whom Ihe had twofons 
nnd four daughters, viz. V/iltiam, one of the nobles of 
Holland; Charles-John, an officer in the army of the 
States-General; LadySophia,^ married 24 March i73^to 
Henry de Grey Duke of Kent, and died his widow 

14 June 

'' Prerog. Off. ^ Bill hi Chancery. ^ Articles dated the 4. 

-• See VifcountAQi brook. 5 St, Michar.'^ Pvegiftr;, 


Temple, Viscount PALMERSTON. 243 

14 June 1748; Lady Elizabeth, to Dr. Henry Egcrtcn, 
Bilhop of Hereford j Lady Henrietta, Vifcountefs Limerick; 
and Lady Barbara, married toWilliam Godolphin,Erq. and 

died I April 1736. Lady Portland was appointed I2 

April 1 7 1 8 governefs to the three Princefles, eldefl daughters 
of K. George II. as fhe was in January 1737, and in June 
1738, to the younger Princefles, and dying in London 26 
March 1751, aged about 80 years, was buried with her - - 

Frances, married toWilliam, Lord Berkeley, of Strat- (7 
ton (brother and heir to the aforefaid Lord John) Mailer 
of the Rolls in Ireland, and died in childbirth 16 July 1707, 
leaving iflue by him, who died 26 March 1741, three fons 
5lnd four daughters, of whom John the eldefl: fon fucceed- 
ed to the title. 

Henry Temple, Efq. the elder fon, was appointed 21 ^^"^y» 
September 1680, with Luke King, Gent. Chief Remem- yifcount. 
brancer of his Majefty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland, 
during their refpe^ive lives, which, on the death of Mr. 
K^ing, was renewed to him, and his fon Henry for life, 6 
June 1 7 16. And his Majefty K. George I. was pleafed 
to advance him to the Peerage, creating him by Privy- 
Seal, dated at St. James's 4 February, and by patent * 
at Dublin i2 March 1722, Baron Temple of Mount-Tem- 
ple, and Vifcount Palmerftonof Palmerilon, with the crea- 
tion fee of 20 marcs, entailing the honours on the iflue 
riialeofhis brother John. — -In 1727, and 1732, he was 
chofen member of parliament for the boroup;h of Eaft-Grin- 
rted in Suflex, in 1734 for Bofliny in Cornwal, and in 
1741 for Weobly in the county of Hereford. 

His Lordfliip married to his firft wife Anne, daughter of 
Abraham Houblonof London, Efq. ; and by her, who died 
8 December 1735, had three fons and two daughters. 

Henry> his heif apparent. vO 

R 2 • John, 

* The Pream1)le. Cum Relpviblicas utile fit, nobis pulchrum 
Virutis pr^mis benemerentibus decernere,iiec minus deceat Memori- 
an\ bonorum Civium quam maxime cultam efiicere, Henricuni 
Temple, preclaris ortum majoribus, novis honoribus augere ftatui- 
mus ; cujus Avus et pater Muneribus in Hibernia publiciSj ea fide, 
prude ntia, et ablVinentia funfti funt, \it adhuc etiam grato Animo 
recolant illius Regni Gives. Patruus Vero, periculls et Negotiis ad 
exteras Gentes Legatus, felicem Regi et civitati operam navavit ; " -. 

atque Rebus geihs juxta ac fcriptis, quid vivida vis Animi poUlt, 
ofteiidit. Virum itaque tall Stirpe natum, prifca Fide et Moribus 
antlquls pr.xdltum, cui noftra Dlgnitas et Salus pabUca maxime cor- 
di tunt, llbenter Titulis iniigniruus. Sciatis isirur. Cic, (Rot. AS 9. 
Geo, 1, ;i p. f.) 


{2) John, died an infant. 

(3) Kichard, member cf parliament for Downton in Wili5^ 

who 18 May 1748, married Henrietta, daughter of Tho- 
mas Peiham of Stanner in Suffex, Efq. ; he died of tha 
fmaIl-pox8 Augufl: 1749, having had a fon born 18 Febru- 
ary before, by his faid wife, who in February I753> re- 
married with George, Lord Abergavenny '. 

|i) Daughter Jane, died 23 December 1728, in the 24 year 

of her age. 

u) Ehzabeth, alio died unmarried 3 June 1737, at Ea{l- 


II May 1738, his Lordfliip married to his fecond Lady, 
Ifabella, daughter of Sir Francis Gerard of Harrow on the 
Hill in Middlefex, Bart, widow cf Sir John Fryer, Bart. 
Lord Mayor of London in I72i,but by her, who died 11 
Auguft 1762, near Hammer'mith, he had no iiTue, and 
deceafing at CheH'ea 10 June 1757, aged 84, was fucceed- 
'^d by his grandfon, the eldeil fon of Henry Temple his 
heir apparent. 

Which Henry 18 June 1753, married firfl: the eldeil 

^"^^* daughter of Colonel Lee, by the Lady Elizabeth Lee his 

' - wife, fifter to George-FIeriryj late Earl of Litchfield, who 
dying at Lyons in France, in O^^ober 1736 without iffuey 
he married fecondly 12 September I738 Jane, youngeft 
daughter of Sir John Barnard, then Lord Mayor of Lon- 
don, by her who died 13 Auguft 1762 he had one fon 
Henry ; and he dying at his father's feat, 1 8 Auguft 1740, 
was buried at Mortlack. 
p ,(. Henry the fecond and prefent Vifcount Palmerfton was 

2 ' * born 4 December 1739, took the oaths and his feat in the 
"Vifcount. Koufe of Peers 22 Odober 1761 % was appointed a Com- 
miflioner of the Admiralty 16 September 1766, which he 
refigned in 1777 ^, ferved firil: in the BritiQi parliament 
for the borough of Eaftlow in Cornwall, and at prefent re- 
prefents Boroughbridge in the county of York. — In Odo- 
ber 1767, he married fird Frances, daughter of Sir Francis 
Poole of Poole -Hall in the county of Chefter, Bart. She 
deceafed at his Lordihip's houfe in the Admiralty 2 June 
1769 without iiTue; and in January ? 7 83 his Lordftiip 
married to his fecond and prelent Lady, Mary, daughter 
of Bcryaman Mee of the city of Bath, Efq. and has ilTue 
- a fon Henry -John, born 20 Otlober 1784 4. 


^ Debret'sPeerage and Lodge. ^ "= Lords Jour, IV. 10s. 

3 Beation. '^^ Information, ©f hiii Lordlliip. 

BATEMAN, Viscount BATEMAN. ^ 2^45 

Titles.] Henry Temple, Vifcount Palmerflon of 
Palmerfton in the county of Dublin, and Baron Temple of 
Mount-Temple in the county of Sligo. 

Creation.] So created 12 March 1722, 9 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Quarterly, the firft and fourth topaz, an eagle * 

difplayed. Diamond. The fecond and third, pearl, two 
bars. Diamond, each charged with three martlets. Topaz. 

Crest.] On a v/reath, a talbot fejant, diamond^ gorg'd 
with a plain golden collar. 

Supporters.] The dexier, a lion reguardant, pj^an, 
viz. black powder'd with yellow. The finifter, a horfe re- 
guardant, pearl, with mane, tajl, and hoofs, topaz. 

Motto.] Flecti, NonFrangi. 

Seat.] Broadlands, near Rurnfey in Hamplhire, 'JQ 
sniles from London. 



1. HE Name of Bateman is to be met with In ancient ^^ 
Engliih hiftory ; as that William Bateman, Efq. was -^^ 
Sheriff of the counties of Hertford and Effex in 1395 
(19 Rich. II.) and fo continued for three years ', and 20 
Odober 1422 (j Hen. VL) Joj)n Bateman was made 
Chirographer, and l^eeper of the writs and rolls of the 
common-pleas office in this kingdom of Ireland, 

But the Lord Vifcount Bateman's family was anciently 
feated at Halelbrooke, near St. Omer's in Flandeis, and 

hereof was Gyles Bateman, Efq. wohfp ' ion Joas coming Gyle?, 

' ' , to Joa^ 

* Fuller's Worthies, ^ ■: 

1^5 BATEMAN, Viscount BATEMAN- 

to England, and fettling in London, became a merchant of 
that city ; where, by his juftice and fair dealing, he ac- 
quired a good fortune ; and dying in April 1704, was bu- 
ried the 13 in the Dutch church in the Auguftine Friars, 
London, leaving a fucceflbr Sir James, by his wife 
Judith. Which Lady founded an hofpital at Upper- 
Towting in Surry, fronting the road to Mitcham, for the 
benefit of fix alms-women, who have each the allowance 
of 2s. 6d. by the week, and half a chaldron of coals 
yearly, and are to be nominated by the heir of his family 
for ever. On a marble over the door is this infcription ; 

This building was erected at 


Bateman, widow of Joas 
Bateman late of London, Lsc^ 
July, Anno 1709. 

Sir Sir James Bateman, being free of the Fifhmongers com- 

James, pany, was Sheriff of London for the year 1701 ', being 
then one of the dire6lors of the bank, and in 17 10 and 
17 13 was chofen member of parliament for Ilchefter in 
Somerfetfhire, as in 17 14 he was for Eaftlow in the county 
of Cornwall. In 17 1 7 he ferved the office of Lord Mayor 
of London 2, which dignity of the chief magirtrate of the 
chief city of Europe, was never fo fplendidly maintained 
hy any lord mayor before ; and yanua patet. Cor magisy 
might with great propriety and juftice have been infcribed 
on the gates of Sir James Bateman's houfe. 

He was a confiderable benefactor to many publick cha- 
ritable foundations, as the London work-houfe, Chrift's 
Hofpital, Greenwich Hofpital, &c. In 17 18 he was ap- 
pointed Sub-Governor of the South-Sea Company, which 
proje(!^ he formed in Q^ Anne's reign, and brought to 
iuch perfection, that, contrary even to the expectation of 
its moil: fanguine well-wifliers, the proprietors a little be- 
fore his death (which happened 10 November 17 18) were 
"-- going to be gratified with a dividend upon the capital of 
little lefs than ten millions, fterling, notwithftanding the 
grievances and difadvantages, they laboured under on the 
part of Spain ; and which a few days before his deceafe. 
Sir James caufed to be drawn up in fo exaCt a manner, 
as ihews him to have been a perfeCl mader of all the 
^ . . . • branches 

}! Seymour's Survey of London. 2 Miiitland*s hift. of I.on. II. 1 196 

BATEMAN, Viscount BATEMAN. 247 

branches of trade and commerce, which he improved 
both to the benefit of his country and himfelf ; and to that 
end, no man was or could be more indefatif^^able ; evident ' ^ 
proofs whereof were his forming the aforeiaid projed, and 
the fhare he had, all K. William's time, in planning and 
negotiating, at home and abroad, the publick money 
fchcmcs ; and to credit the government of the King of Eng- 
land (under whofe countenance and prote6tion the mer- 
chant flourifhed) he by fome thoufand pounds outbid all 
other offers for a late forfeited eftate ; hence it was no 
"wonder his death was vifibly perceived and felt to be a 
publick lofs. 

He married Efther, youngeft daughter and co-heir 
to John Searle of Finchley in the county of Middle- 
fex, merchant of London, which Lady lies buried at 
Towting under an uncommonly beautiful monument, orn 
the north-fide of the altar, with this memorial. 

In the Memory of that excellent Perfon 
Dame Efther Bateman, youngeft Daughter 
Of John Searle late of Finchley, Efq; the 
Prudent, virtuous, and dearly beloved Wife 
Of Sir James Bateman, Knt. and Alderman 
Of London, after eighteen Years fpent in the 
Sacred Friendfhip of Matrimony, (he de- 
parted this Life the 30th Sept. 1709 in 
The 35th Year of her Age, leaving four Sons, 
William, James, Richard, and Henry, and 
Three Daughters, Anne, Judith, and Elizabeth. 

Her AflFe£tionate aitd Sorrowful ' 

ConfortereQ:ed this Monument, in Teflimony 
Of his conftant Tendernefg, Efteem and 
Refpe(5t for one of the beft of Wives. ^ • 

Anno 17 10. 

One of the fons niarried a daughter of Sir Robert Chap- 
lin, Bart, and of the daughters, Judith was married IQ 
April 1724 to Thomas Bourchi^r of Chriftian-Melford in 
the counXy of Wilts, Efq. and died 11 March following; - ." 
Anne died unmarried; Elizabeth, was firfl: married to 
Mr. Weftern of Ravenhail in E^ex, by whom fiie had one 
fon and two daughters, the one married in December 1734 
to Mr. Duminelle, a native of France ; and the other 10 
February 1735 to John Hanbury of Kelmarlh in the county 
pf Northampton, Efq.— — -Mr. Wcilcrn dcceafing 1 2 Au- 


248 BATEMAN, Viscount BATEMAN, 

guH: 1729, fhe re-marricd in February 1735 with George 
DoUiffe of Bedford-Row, London, Efq. 
William. William Bateman, Efq. the eldeftfon, had all the advan- 

1 tages of education, and when abroad on his travels, made 
vifcount. ^ better figure than fome of the foreign princes, through 

whofe dominions he palTed ; and colle6ted, or rather en- 
grofTed every thing curious in painting, ftatuary, &c. re- 
turning an accompliihed gentleman, and poffefled of a 
noble fortune, he was not only called into the houfe of 
commons by his country for Leominfter in 1722 and 1727, 
but fell under the notice of K. George I who Vv'as pleafed 
to think him worthy of a place among the Peers of his 
kingdom of Ireland ; and accordingly by Privy Seal, dated 
at St. James's 2 June, and by patent at Dublin 12 July 
1725, created him Vifcount Bateman and Baron of Cul- 
more '.——On 12 January 173I5 he was created a Knight 
Companion of the Order of the Bath, inftalied 30 June 
following, and 22 February 1732 eleded a Fellow of the 
Royal Society. 

He married the Lady Anne Spencer, only daughter of 
Charles, Earl of Sunderland, by his fecond wife the Lady 
Anne Churchill, fecond daughter and coheir to John, 
Duke of Marlborough, and his Lordfhip dying at Paris in 
December 1744, left ifiue by her who died 19 February 
1769, in Cleveland-Row St. James's, two fons, John his 
fuccefTor ; and William, appointed 27 December 1745 
Captain of a (hip of war, and 10 April 1752 chofen mem- 
ber of parliament for Gatton in Surry; 17 April 1755 
he married Mifs Hedges of Finchley in Middlefex, and 
died 19 June 1783. 
John, John, the fecond and prefent Vifcount Bateman, in 

2 February 1745, was chofen to parliament for Orford in 
jVifcount. Suffolk, and ferved for the borough of Woodftock ; and 

in July 1747 he was conftituted h. L. and CuJiRot. of the 
county of Hereford, appointed High Steward of Leomin- 
iler, and fworn of the Britifh Privy Council. On 10 
July 1748 his Lordlhip married the daughter and coheir 
of John Sambroke, Efq. niece to Sir Jeremiah Sam- 
feroke, Bart, of Gubbins in the county of Hereford. 

Titles.] John Bateman, Vifcount Bateman, and Ba- 
ron of Culmore. 

. ' Creation.] 

. ^ . * Rot. A«.ia Geo. I. i.p.f. 


Creation.] B. of Culmore in the county of London- 
derry, and V. Bateman in the kingdom of Ireland, 12 
July 1725, II Geo. I. 

Arms.] Topaz, on a Fefs, Diamond, between three 
Mufcovy Ducks, proper, a Rofe of the Field. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, a Duck's Head and Creil be- ' ' 
tween two Wings ere6t, proper. 

Supporters.] Two Lions, Pearl, gorg'd witli plain 
Collars, Diamond, charged with a Rofe between two Fleurs 
de lis. Topaz, and Chains, of the latter, aliixcd to each 

Motto.] Nec Prece, Nec Pre t 10. 

Seats. Totteridge near Barnet in the county of Hert- -^ 
ford, 10 miles from Loudon. Shobden-Court in the coun- 
ty of Hereford, 102 miles from London and Ijpper-Tootmg 
near Stretham in the .county of Suiry, about 6 iniics truiU 




HIS Family hath been of long duration in the north ^^t 


of England, and derives its defcent from Simon Mondon ;^inion. 
of Mon<Ston near Boroughbriggs in the county of York, 
Efq. which Lordfhip his pofterity enjoyed until it was 
made a Nunnery in 1326 (20 Edw. 11.) and called Nun- 
Mon<5lon.- He had ilTue two fons, Henry ; and Simon, 
from whom defcended Thomas Mondon, who became 
pofTefTed of the Lordfhip of Cavil in the faid county by 
marriage, as follows, (which his pofterity enjoyed in 

Sir John Cavil of Cavil married Amy, daughter of Sir 
John Hotham, by whom he had an only daughter and ^ 
heir Catherine, who being married to Sir Thomas Bofvile, 


had iffue Sir Anthony Bofvilc, living in 1398 (22 Rich. 
♦ ' II.) and he marrying Elizabeth, daughter of Peter, and 
fider and heir to Thomas Samon (or Santom) had by 
her an only child Janet, married to William Mofton 
of Hunfcot in the county of Warwick, Efq. living 
in 1433 (^^ Hen. VI.) by whom fne had three 
daughters, their coheirs, Margaret, married to John 
Danby ; Johanna, to Robert Meyler ; and Elenor, 
the elded:, in 1454 {2)'h Hen. VI.) to the aforefaid 
Thomas. Thomas Mon<5ton, Elq. who, in her right, became Lord of 
Cavil, and had iHue a daughter Joan, and tv^o fons, Robert 
his heir, and John Mondon of the county of Lincoln, Efq. 
\ living 3 Hen. VIII. the father of Anthony Mention of Weft- 

Riling in that county, who married Helen, daughter of 
William Hafelwood of Hay ton in Yorkfliire, and had Ro- 
bert his heir; JohnofKelfey in Lincolnfhire ; Anthony; 
and Philip. Robert, the eldeft fon, refided at Wharam- 
Grange, and by Margaret, daughter of Thomas Booth of 
Bilhop-Norton in Lincolnlhire had William his heir, born, 
in 1579, anceftor to the family of Wharam-Grange ; Phi-t 
lip ; Anthony ; Mary ; and Helen. 
Robert. Robert Mon6l:on, Efq. who fucceeded his father Tho- 
mas at Cavil, lived in the reigns of Edw. IV. Hen. VII- 
and VIII. and in 1476 marrying Janet, daughter and heir 
^William, to Robert Lucas, Efq. had William his heir, a Captain 
of foot, who by letter from the Earl of Hertford, dated 
1 2 Auguft 1 545 J was charged in the King's name, to re- 
pair with his men to Newcaftle upon Tyne before the 20 
of that month, the realm being threatened with an inva- 
lion from the French and Scots. He married Anne, 
daughter of Sir Robert A{ke of Aughton in the county of 
York, by whom he had three fons, Chriftopber his fuccef- 
for ; Thomas of Lownfborough, living in 1584, who mar- 
ried Margery, daughter of John St. Quintin of Gainftead 
in Yorkfhire, Efq. by his wife Margaret, daughter and 
coheir to Robert Buckton of Helmfwell, Efq. and Robert, 
who died without iffue. 
Chriflo- Chriftopher, who fucceeded, married Frances, daughter 
pher. of George Huffey of Dulfield in Yorkfhire, Efq. by whom 
Marma- ^^ ^^^ Marmaduke Monfton of Cavil, Efq. who marry- 
duke. ing Elizabeth, daughter of Matthew Wentworth of Wcil- 
Braftane, Breton, or Elmfhall, in the faid county, Efq. 
by his wife Maud, daughter of Sir William Middieton of 
Stockel, in the Weft-Riding of Yorklhire, had iffue one 
daughter Frances, and two fons. Sir Philip his heir ; and 

■■ ■ ■ \ Joh^ 


John Mon6lon of Garton In Yorkfhire, and Burland In Che- 
fhire,who died in 1622, and by Sufanna, daughter of William 
Berry of Walefby in the county of Lincoln, Efq. had four 
fons, Wilham, who died unmarried; John of Melton Su- 
per Mojitetn In Yorkfhirc, who being; ftrictly loyal to K. 
Charles L ferved in his army as a Major of foot, and by 
Mary daughter of Samuel Oldfield of Oldfield, near Rip- 
pon in Yorkfhire, had an only daughter married to John ' 
Fountayne, Efq. in her right of Melton, by whom fbe was 
grandmother of John Vifcount Galwav. — — The third for; 
"was Edmond, and the fourth Marmadukc, who was a cap- 
tain, of foot in the fervice of K. Charles I ; feated himfeif 
at Hodroyd in Yorkihirc, and afiumed the furname of 
Berry by a fpecial covenant, made on his marriage with 
Mary, daughter and heir to Richard Berry of Walefoy, Efc^ 
by the lad will of her father, by whom he had a daugh- 
ter Elizabeth. 

We now proceed with Sir Philip MonQion of Cavils elder sir Philip, 
fon of Marmaduke by Ehzabcth Wentworth. He was 
born in 1576, honoured with knighthood in 1617 by K. 
James I; and marrying Margaret, daughter and coheir to 
Francis Sutton, Efq. was father of Sir Fi'-'^ncis MonQon, p^^^^ 
who, for his loyalty to hi,s Prince, was knighted in York by 
Charles L 25 January 1641, and married Margaret, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Thomas Savile of Northgatehead in Wake- 
field (founder of Wakefield fchool for 6^ children, andde- 
fcended from a very ancient and numerous family in the 
county of York) and filler to Elizabeth, wife to Sir Wil- 
liam Wentworth of Adiby-Puerorum in the county of Lin- 
coln, grandfather of Thomas, Earl of Strafford; by her he 

Sir Philip Monaon, of Hotherold In Yorklhire, knight- Sir Philip. 
ed at Newcaftle in 1643, who having ferved fome time in 
parliament for Scarborough, was reputed for his loyalty to 
K.Charles I- a delinquent, and for his fervices to that un- 
fortunate King underwent two feveral banifhments, with 
divers imprifonments during the courfe of the war ; his 
grandfather, father, and himfeif, being al! at one time fe- 
quefteredby Cromwell ; In confideration w'hereof, K. Char- 
les IL In 1653 wrote him a letter with his own hand 
(which was delivered by Major Waters) promifing. In re- ' 
gard to his fervices, that if it pleafed God to reftorc hmi, 
he {hould fhare with him in his profpeiity, as he had been 
Qontent to do in his adverfity. ' 

A r'^ 


He married Anne, daughter and heir to Robert Eyre o^' 
Kif^lilow in the peak and county of Derby, Efq. Sheriff o^^ 
that (hire in 16583* and had two fons, Robert, his heir ; 
and Wiliiam, who being Lieutenant cf a man of War, was 
Robert killed in 1706 before Barcelona. — Robert, the elder fon, fuc- 
ce:eding his father, was one of thofe patriots, who promoted 
. the reiloration of the laws and liberties of their country, by 
retiring into Holland, and returning with the Prince of 
Orange, when he came to accompliOi that great work ; 
who, alter his acceflion to the crown appointed him a com- 
in illioner of trade and plantations ; and he ferved in 1695 
in narliament for Pontefracl ; and in 1701, for Aid borough 
in the county oF York.— -He married Theodofia, daughter 
a-ad coheir to John Fountayne of Melton, Efq- by the only 
daughter of John Mondon of that place, by Mary, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Oldfield of Oldfield, Efq. as already obferved^ 
and by her having two fons, John and Robert, the young- 
er died unmarried ; and 
-r^t^„ The elder fucceeding to the efliate, was by the privy fcal, 

I * of K. George I. bearing date 25 May 1727, direded to pafs 
A'ifcount. patent for the honours of Baron of Killard and V ifcounfc 
Galway ; but his Majefty dying before the patent could 
pafs the feals, K. George II. by privy feal, dated at Ken- 
fmgton 24 June, and by patent at Dublin 17 July ' 1727, 
■was pleafed to confirm thofe dignities to him and his heirs 

male, with the creation fee of 20 marcs.- In 1722 and 

1727, he ferved in parliament for the borough of Clitheroe 
in Lancalhire, and in April 1734 was chofen for Ponte- 
fra6t, as he was a^jain in May 1741 and 1747; on 29 
May I734hewas appointed one of the commifiioners of his 
Majefty's revenues in Ireland (which he refigned in April 
. ' " _ . 1749) 

* By this marriage a very great defcent in blood was derived to 
the family. Her father was grandfon to Robert Eyre of Highlow, 
Efq. by Catharine, daughter and heir to Sir Humphrey Ferrers, 
defcended from Sir Thomas Ferrers of Tamworth, who was de- 
fcended from William de Ferrers, Earl Ferrers Derby and Not- 
tingham, by Margaret his wife, eldelt daughter of Roger Quincy, 
Earl of Winchelier, hereditary Lord High Conftable of Scotland, 
by his wife Helen, daughter of Alkn, Lord of Galloway, who 
died sin 1233, by Margaret, eldeft" daughter of David, Earl 
of Huntingdon and Garroich, who died ii. 12tq, by Maud, daughter 
^ and coheir to Hugh Kiviliec, E^.r! Pahitine of Chefter ; which David, 

Earl of Huntingdon, was younger brother, to Malcolm iV. and Wil- 
liam the Lion, Kings of Scotland, fons of Henry, Prince of Cumbei- 
J.and, who died in 1152, before his father David I. the ninety-firvt 
King of Scotland. 

» Rot. A^'. i.Geo.IL i. p. f. 


1749) and 4 O6lober 1737 took his feat In the Houfe of 
Peers'. — in October 174S he was made Surveyor-General 
of his Majefty's honours, cables, lordiliips, hmds, Tvoodi^, 
&:c. in England and Wales ; and i July 1749 created 
Do6lor of Laws at the inftaliationof the Dukeof Newcaf- 
tle. Chancellor of the Univerlity of Cambridge, and his 
eldeft fon William, was at the fame time created A. M. 

He married firftthe Lady Elizabeth Manners, youngefl 
daughter of John, the fecond Duke of Rutland, and by her - - 
who died oi a fever 22 March .1729, jet. 21, had ifiue ' 
three fons and one daughter ; William, his fuccciTor ; Ro- 
bert, (Colonel of the feventeenth regiment of toot, and I 
Lieutenant-Governor of Anna;)olis-Royal ; in 1761 was 
appointed Governor and Commander in Chief of the pro- 
vince of New-York and a Major-General of his Majelry's 
forces ; he was after appointed Governor of Berwick and 
Hoiy-jiland ; and 30 April 1770 was conftituted a Lieute- 
nant-General) i John, who died 2 Odober 1728 ; and Eli- 
zabeth, who died 23 July 1732.— In November 1734 his 
Lordihip married Jane, daughter of Henry Wedenra of 
Dublin, Efq. by his wife Elinor, daughter of Sir Jolhua 
Allen ; by her he had iifue, Philip, born 27 July 1738; 
Edward-Henry, born in Augufl: 1739 ; Henry, born in 
February 1742 ; and a daughter Mary, born 10 April I737> 
and married 17 April 1786, to Edmund, Earl of Cork and 

His Lordfnip departed this life 15 July 1751, and was 
fucceeded by his eldeft fon 

William the fecond Vifcount who in 1747 was chofen William, 
member of parliament for Pontefra£f ; appointed in Decern- ^ 2 
ber 1748, Receiver-General of his Majefty's crown and fee- ^ -coun:. 
farm rents in the counties of York, Durham, Northumber- 
land, Cumberland, Weftmorland, Lancafier, &c. ; and 5 
April 1749 took his feat in parliament, as member for the 
borough of Thirfk, in Yorklhire, having vacated his feat 

for Pontefraa by accepting the aforefaid employment.^ 

On 12 Augufl: 1747 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. 
Villa-Real, a Lady of a very large fortune ; aflumed the 
name of Arundel * agreeable to the will of Lady Frances 

Arundel ; 

* 12 December 1769, a licence was granted to his Lordfhip, to his 
eldeft fon and his heirs male, and all others in the remainders as they 
Ihall come into poireffion of certain real eltates, devifed to them by the 


» Lords Jour. IV. 3'^3. 


Arundel; and deceafed i8 November 1772, having had 
iffue by his faid Lady three Tons and two daughters, viz. 
John, who died in 1769; William-Henryj and Robert 
Monckton Arundel lucceffive Viicounts ; Elizabeth, born 
20 July 1754, married 2 September 1774, to Francis 
Sykes, Kfq. and hadifTue Elizabeth, born 14 Auguft 1775 5 
and Charlotte-Frances, married 13 February 1785 to An- 
Ihony-Purkon Bennett of the county of Dorfet, Efq. 

IViiriam- William-Henry^ the third Vifcount was born 15 May 
^"^^* 1749, who dying 2 March 1774, the titles devolved on 

Vifcount. his brother 

Robert, Robert Monckton- Arundel, the fourth and prefent Vif- 
4- count, who was born 18 Au^-ufl: 17^2 ; ferves in the Britilh 

vncount. parliament for the city of York, and was appointed Comp- 
troller of his Majefty's houfhold 27 March 3784.— In 
March 1 779, he married Elizabeth, third daughter of Daniel 
Mathew of Felin-Hali in Eflex, Efq. ; and has ilTue, Wil- 
liam-George, born 6 April 1782; Elizabeth; Mary; 
Maria-Henrietta j and a fourth daughter born 22 Novem- 
ber 1784 '. 

Titles.] Robert Mon6ion- Arundel;, Vifcount of Gal- 
way, and Baron of Killard. 

Creation.] B. of Killard in the county of Clare, and 
V. of the town of Galway, 17 July 1727, i Geo. II. 

Arms.] Diamond, on a cheveron between three martlets^ 
topaz, as man^ mullets, of the field. 

Crest.] On a wreath^ a Martlet, as in the coat. 

Supporters.] Two unicorns, ermine, gorg'd wi:h 
Eaftern crowns, topaz. 


Seat.] Serleby^ in the county of Nottingham. 

■will of his aunt, the Lady Frances Arundel, deceafed, widow of 
Richard Arundel, only brother of John, late Lord Arundel of Tre- 
rife, and filler to John, Duke of Rutland, to take upon them and to 
life refpeClively the name of Arundel, and alfo to bear the arms of 
Arundel, duly exemplified to them according to the law of arms, as 
^ thsy (hall come into poflelTion of the laid efiates. (Gazette.) 

» Ulfter Office. 


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I n 


J- HIS ancient noble family Is denominated from the ma- 
nor of WiNGFiELD in the county of Suffolk, where they ^' 
had a feat before the Norman conquefl, called Wingfield- 
Caftle, which, though now in ruins, denotes Its ancient 
grandeur ; and Cambden writes ', that this manor gave 
both a name and feat to a large family in thofe parts, fa- 
mous for their knighthood and ancient gentility, which 
brought forth an abundance of renowned knights, and 
among the reft, two celebrated Companions of the Order 
of the Garter under the reign of K. Henry VIII.*. The 
family came early to be divided into feveral eminent 
branches, which from time to time afforded knights of the 
Ihire, and fheriffs of the county of Suffolk, many of whom 
"Were likewife famous in feats of arms. 

Mr. Andis, Garter King of Arras, in his hiflory of that 
order, makes a doubt whether the caftle of Wingfield was 
the feat of the family, till the time of Sir John Wingfield, 
living in 1348, fince (fays he) the patronage and advowfon 
of that place was in Sir Richard Brews in 1302, 1323, and 
1329 ; but from the family pedigree it appears, that Robert Robert; 
Wingfield was Lord of Wingfield-Caftle, fo early as the 
year 1087, and left the fame to his fon, John de Wingfield, John, 
the father of another Robert, Lord of Wingfield, who mar- Robert; 
ried Joan, daughter of John Falftaff of the county of Nor- 
folk, and had Thomas Wingfield, his fucceffor there, who Thomas, 
by Alice, daughter of Nicholas de Weyland of the faid 
county, was father of Sir John Wingfield, Lord of Wing- Sir John, 
field, and of Dynington, who married Anne, daughter of 
Sir John Peachy, and left four fons, Roger and Giles, who 
both died childlefs ; Sir John ; and Richard, whofe iffue 
failed in his grandfon William, the fon of his ion Sir Wil- 
liam Wingfield, Knt. Lord of Dynington 3.- Sir John Sir John; 


» Britann. titl. Suffolk. ^ Idem. titl. Northampton, 

» Pedigree communicated to J, L. by Richard, Vifcount Powerfgourt. 


Wingfield, Knt. who fucceeded, died in the latter end 6i 
Edward II. or firft of Edward III. leaving three fons by 
the daughter and heir of =■ Honeypot ; viz. 

/ jN Sir John Wingfield, who in 1348 prefented as patron, to 

the church of Saxmondham in Suffolk, and was living in 
1360, (25 Edw. III.) J — Me married Alianor, daughter of 
Sir Gilbert de Glanville *, by whom he left an only daugh- 
ter and lielr Catharine, married to Michael Delapole, the 
' firft of that name, created Earl of Suffolk in 1385, to whom 
rat carried the manors of Wingfield, Stradbrook, Silham, 
Treiingfield, Saxmondham, Netherhall in Saxlingham, 
and a verv larg;e eftate in the counties of Suffolk and Nor- 
folk ^, and by him, who died 5 September 1388 (i2 Rich. 
JI. had five fons, Michael, hisfucceffor, anceflor to the fa- 
mily of Suffolk, long extincSt ; Thomas, William, Richard, 
and John. 

(l) Richard of Dynington -f, who in 1325 was beyond fea 

wiih K. Edw. II. and m 1342 prefented to the church of 
^ ? . Dynington, 

* So the pedigrees have it ; yet Mr. Anftis obferves, *' there is an 
*' appearance {he was the daughter of the afore-mentioned Sir Rich- 
*' ard de Brews, who not only prefented to feveral churches immedi- 
" ately before the advovvfons thereof came into this family, but this 
*' fame Lady^ being co-executrix of her hufband's will, ordered ors 
*' the foundation of tlie collegiate church at Wingfield in i362,prayer3 
*' for the foul of Sir Richard de Brews, there named immediately af- 
« '' ter the father and mother of her cleceafed hufband, and the name 
*' of Glanville is not mentioned in that bead-roll ^ and her younger 
*' fon Thomas in his will devifes filver-plates with the arms of Brews, 
" To the mafcerfliip of this college Sir Michael Delapole prefented in 
" Odober 1379, hi right of his Lady, Ible daughter and heirefs of Sir 
*' John Wingfield." Thisobfervation is far from being conclufive; 

, for had fhe been the daughter of Sir Richard Brews, fhe would pro- 

bably have mentioned him as her fath-r -^ and the latter part is a 
manifeil centradidion -, for, how could fhe have a younger fon Tho- 
mas to devife filver-plates by his will, when Sir Michael Delapols 
prefents to the malterfhip of Wingfield college in right of her only 
daughter and heir .-' It is more likely that fhe was the widow of Sir 
Richard de Brews, by whom ^i\& had her male iifue, and (as the pedi-- 
grees of :he family teiilfy) daughter of Sir Gilbert de Glanville. 
\ I'hus Mr. Anftis places him, but doubtlefs his authority has de- 

. . _ celved hini -, for, in the pedigree communicated by Lord Powerfcourt, 

he is made the fon of Sir John by the daughter of Peachy, brother 
(not fon) to Sir John, who married the daughter of Honeypot, and 
will be found to be the fame perfon with Richard, mentioned in the 
text, whofe iliue failed, if the reader will obferve the chronologv, for 
in ! 34S his elder brother's fon prefents in the church of Saxmondham, 
;tnd in t3-;9 his own fon prefents to the church of Dynington. 

^ Aiiihs order of the Garter. ^ Idem. 


Dynington, as did his fon Sir William in 1349 and 1355- 
Which Sir William was returned to parliament 50 Edw- 
HI. and reprefented the county of Suffolk in the 5. 6, 7. 
10. 13. and 14 years of Richard II. He made his will 17 
July 1397, and lies buried under a fair ftone in the chan- 
cel at Letheringham, adorned with the portraiture of an 
armed Knight, his feet refting againft a lion, and this in- 
fer ipt ion ; 

Hie jacet tumulatus Dominus Willelmus Wingfield 

Miles, Dominus iflius ViHse, et patronus , 

Iftius Ecclefisequiobilt I Junii 1398. 

Cujus Animae propitietur Deus '. , 

He had two wives, Joan and Margaret ; and by the former 
■^as father of William Wingfield, Efq. who lefc no iliue by 
his wife Catharine, daughter of ■ Wolfe, who furvived 

him, and by her will, dated at Cotton in Suffolk 19 May 
141 8, gave lol. to the pariihioners there, to keep nn anni- 
verfary for her hufband on the feaft of St. Bartholomew ; •' 

and 20I. to be kept in a cheft, to be lent to her tenants upon 
pledges, without intereft, every borrower to fay five Pater 
nojiers, five Aijesy and Credo for her foul, &c. She lies bu- 
ried in the chancel at Dynington by her hufband, with this 
broken infcription i 

Hie jacet Willelmus Wingfield, Armiger, et , 

Katherina Uxor ejus Dominus et patronus iflius 
Villse Quorum animabus * . 

Sir Thomas Wingfield, who by his marriage with Mar- (3) 
garet, daughter and heir to William Bovile ^, and widow ^^^'^ 
of William Carbonel, became feized of Letheringham in * 

Suffolk, before 38 Edward JII. in which church they and 
feveral of their defcendants are interred, the family conti- 
nuing there till after the revolution.— ^He makes his will 
there 17 July 1378 (proved 27 September) and orders him- 

VoL.V. . S felf 

* This pedigree of Sir John and Richard is proved by an inquHi- 
tion, taken after the death of this WilUam in 1418 (6 Hen. V.)fii)d- 
ing that William Delapole, Earl of Sutiolk, was his next heir, and 
that by his death, without iliue, feveral lands defcended to him, a- 
mong which was Denyngton; where that family founded anhofpital. » 
(Anftis . Lodge.) 

' Weaver 755. ^ Idem. 3 Family Pedig, 



felfto be burled in the choir of that priory ; that the fum 
of 46I. 13s. 4d. fhould be expended on his funeral ; and de- 
vifes feveral iiims for the repair thereof, and of the pariQi 
church, with his filver crofs and a veltment of the arms of 
the Earl Warren, &c. ; devifes to his fon John I2 of his 
bed {ilver diihes, i2 lilver fawcers, I2 fpoons, 6 filver pie- 
ces with the coat armour of Brews, and his golden crofs, 
upon condition that it fhould not be fold or alienated, but 
remain to his heirs forever ; and gives him all his wardrobe 

^ with cloaths, armour, &c. — He had a dauf^hter Marga- 

ret, married to Sir. Thomas Hardell, and the faid fon 

Sir John. Sir John Wingfield, Lordof Letheringrham, woo in fome 
pedigrees, is faid to have ferved the Black Prince in his 
French wars, and to have written his a6ls very learnedly ; 
but it is more probable it was his uncle Sir John ; How- 
ever, he had the honour of Knighthood, when he prefented 
to the free chapel of Stradbroke in 1389. He married ?vlarga- 
ret, daughter of Sir Hugh Haftings ^ of Elfing in Norfolk, 
and by her (who was buried wirh hira in the choir of Le- 
^^^ theringham church ^) had Sir Robert Wmgfield, whofe wife 

^<^'^^^t. ^^^g Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John RufTel 3 oF Strenfham 
in \Vorcefl:erfl:iire, and dying 3 May 1409, was buried with 
her at Dennington, with this infcription ^ 

Hie jacct Dominus Robertus Wingfield miles et Elizabetha, 
Uxor ejus qui quidem Robertus obiit tertiodie Maii 1409 % 

Having ifTue Robert, William, Anne, and Margaret, a 


,^ Robert Wingfield, the elder fon, was knighted by K. 

er . pjgj^j.y Yj^ 2t Hereford, on Whitfunday in his fourth year, 

and attended on the Duke of Norfolk in an embairy, of 

,. ,;, whofe lands he was made ileward, for the good fervice he 

had done to the noble Prince his father and himfelf. He 

increafed his eflate by niarriage with Elizabeth, daughter 

and coheir to Sir Robert Goufell, by his wife Elizabeth, 

daughter and heir to John Fitz-AHan, (brother to Richard, 

Earl of Arundel) by Eleanor his wife, daughter and heir to 

John, Lord Maltavers % and deceafmg in the year 1431, 

"was buried at Letheringham, having ifTue fix fons, and a 

daughter Elizabeth, the firft wife of Sir William Brandon, 

~ .Knt. vs'hofe fon Sir William, was father of Charles Brandon, 

• Duke 

'Pedigree. * Weaver's funeral monuments, 755. ^Pedig. 

■* Weaver. 759, 5 Sidney's ftate papers. I, 78, 


Duke of Suffolk, who married Mary, daughter of K. Henry 
VII. — 7'he fons were 

Sir John, his fuccelTor at Letherinp;ham. (0 

Sir Robert, who in 1450 (28 Hen. VI.) with Sir Henry (2) 
Barlow, were Knights in parliament for the county of Hert- 
ford i; and 3 Edw. IV. had licence to perform feats of arms 
with Lewis de Brueil of France. He was Comptroller of that 
Kind's houfliold, and died before 23 November 1481, having 
fepulture at Rufliford, or Rulhworth in Norfolk, leaving no 
iffue by his wife Anne, daughter and heir to Sir Robert de 
Harling, and widow of Sir William Chamberlayne of Ged- 
ding in Suffolk, with whom he obtained a plentiful eftaie, 
and in October 1492 (or 1493) ftie took to her third huf- 
band John, Lord Scrope of Bolton, Knight of the gar- 

Richard, died alfo without iffue before the year 1509 ; as (3) 

Sir Thomas, before 12 Edw. IV. whofe wife was Phi- ^'^' 
lippa, daughter of John, Lord Tiptoft, fifter to Edward, 
Earl of Worcefter, coheir to her nephew Edward, Earl of 
Worcefler, and widow of Thomas, Lord Roos.- — He ob- 
tained a grant 23 January 8 Edward IV. of feveral lands 
belonging to that Lord, which were forfeited i of that reign, 
upon his attainder by ad: of parliament ^. 

William, who made his will the laft day of February, (5) 
1509, dire6ting his body to be buried under the fame flone 
with his brothers Richard and Thomas, in the priory of 
Letheringham, deviling lands for the maintenance of one 
canoin there, of the order of St. Auguftin, for fourfcore 
years ; to which he alfo bequeathed two bafons and an ewer 
of iilver, with a plain cup and cover ,* and gave divers fums 
to feveral priories, for a trental to be fung, in each, for his 
foul and thofe of his friends. 

Sir Henry Wingfield, feated at Orford in Suffolk, who (6) 
by his will, dated 21 February 1483, defired to be buried Families 
in the Freres of Orford, by his hrlf wife Alice, his fecond ^pton 
Lady being Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Rook ^, and ^nd 
Ihe lies buried in Wefthorp-chancel, Suffolk (where the Ticken- 
aforefaid Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk had a feat) with ^»-' 
this infcription > 

Orate pro Anima Elizabethae Wingfieid, 
Uxoris Henrici Wingfield, Militis. 

S 2 H« 

• Chauncy's Hertfordflilre, ^ Collea. * Pedlg. 


He had two fons ; Thomas, Captain of Dsal-Cadle, whd 
died without iflue ; and Sir Robert Wingfield of Orford, 
who in 1520 (i 2 Hen. VIII.) was prefent at the memorable 
interview that King had witli Francis I. of France, between 
Gaifnes and Ardres ; when, in their march, the number of 
the French being perceived by the Lord Abergavenny to be 
double the number of the Englilh, he was appointed with 
that Lord, the Earl of EiTex, and E-iward Poynings to take 
an account of tbe French King^s attendants.— In 35 Hen. 
YIII. he had a grant of the manors of Upton and Ailefworth 
/ in the county of Northampton,- with other lands thereabouts, 

having as Camden ^relates, a fine houfe lAjith lovely "walks at 
Upton. He married Margery, daughter of George Quar- 
ks, of Norfolk, and was father of Sir Robert Wingfield of 
Upton, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Cecil 
. ' of Burleigh, Efq. flfter to the [.ord Treafarer Cecil, and 
by her, who re-married with Hugh Allington, Elq. had 
four fons and two daughters ; Sir Robert, his heir, John ; 
Richard, who died unmarried ; Peregrine ; Dorothy, mar- 
ried to Adam Clavpole of Latham in Lincolnftiire, Efq ; 
and Cicely. — John Wingfield of Tickencote in the county 
of Rutland, the fecond fon, married firft the daughter of 
Paul Grefham,- and fecondly the daughter of ' Thorold» 
and was father by the former of Sir John Wingfield' (called 
in the Cromwell pedigree Sir Richard) of Tickencote, who 
married Frances, daughter of Edward, Lord Cromwell of 
Okeham, and had Sir Richard Wingfield his heir, John, 
Charles, and Francis of Gray's-lnn : Sir Richard was god- 
fon to Sir Richard Wingfield, Vifcount Powerfcourt, who 
by his will left him lool. in token of his love. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir William Thcrold of 
Marflon in Lincolnlhire, Bart, and had two fons, John, 
^ Charles, and an only daughter, Frances, married to Eufebi- 
us Bufwell, otherwife Pelfant,. Efq. (by whom flie had Sir 
Eufebius Bufwell of Clipfton in Northamptonihire, created 
a Baronet 5 March 1-713). John Wingfield of Tickencote, 
Efq. the elder fon, by Dorothy, elder daughter of Sir Tho- 
mas Mackworth of Normanton in the county of Rutland, 
Bart, (who died in 1694, by his fi.rft wife Dorothy, daugh- 
ter of Captain George Darrell of Cale-Hlll in Kent) was 
father of John Wingfield, Efq. who married Elizabeth, 
daughter and coheir to Sir John Oldfield of Spalding xn 
Lincolnfliire, Bart, and by her who died 3 March 1 769, 
hiid John, his fuccefTor, at Tickencote, (which after became 



the feat of Thomas Orby-Hunter, Efq.) ; Anthony, who 
died a fludent at Cambridge ; Richard and Oldfield, who 
both died young ; Thomas, Rcdor of Market-Overton, 
who married the daughter of W'ilham Julien, Efq. ; Old- 
field, a merchant in Hull ; Elizabeth, Margaret, Dorothy, 
and Anne ^ 

Sir Robert Wingfield, who fucceeded at Upton, was bur- 
gefs in parliament for Stamford in the reign of James I. ; 
married the daughter of Sir John Crooke 2, and was liUher 
of another Sir Robert, who married Elizabeth, third of the 
four daughters and coheirs of Sir Roger Afton, Gentleman 
of the Bedchamber to K. James I. by Mary, daughter of 
Alexander Steuart, Lord Ochiltree, and by her had Sir 
Mervyn Wingfield, the father of Sir Henry of Upton, 
who married in France, and died without iflTue , and a 

We now return to the elded fon of Sir Robert by Elizabeth ^^^ 
Goufell, viz. Sir John Wingfield, LordofLetheringham. J°^^"» 
who had a licence in 1437 (15 Hen. VI.) to ered a chan- 
try in Stradbroke ; in 33 of which reign he was Sheriff of 
Norfolk and Suffolk, and had a privy feal, dated 23 No- 
vember, for 160I. to defray th^ expences thereof. He was 
knighted in the tower of London 26 June 1461 (i Edw. 
IV.) and in 147 1 was again Sheriff of thofe counties, be- 
ing then one of the King's privy council, for which atten- 
dance he had a privy feal, 7 O6fober, for 40I. a year, as 

had been accuftomed toother Knights in fuch cafes.- In 

1477 ^^ ^"^^^ ^ commiihoner to treat with the French am- 
baffadors at Amiens ; and, in all probability, the broken in- 
fcription in Letheringham-church (whofe fragments are 
preserved in Weavtrs tuneral monumants) relates to his 
death on lO May 1481. — He married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Sir John Fitz-Lewis of Elfex, by Anne, cldefl: daughter 
of John Moncacute, Eail of Salifbury, and by her (who 
in her will, dated 14 July 1497 * and proved 22 December 
1500, dire6ts her body to be buried near her hcfband's 
tomb in Letheringham) had ilTue three daughters, Anne; 
Elizabeth, married to - — — Itchingham ; and the younger 
to — — Brews, by whom fhe had iiiue two fons, Thomas 
and John.— Sir John had alio twelve fons, viz. 

Sir John Wingfield or Letheringham, fiTci iff of thecoun- (i) 
lies of Norfolk and Suffolk in i Rich. III. and 8 Hen. VII. Faiuily 
who married Anne, daughter of the Lord Audley, and had °^ Lether- 

03 three ^' ' 

} reuigree, « Idem. 3 Pedig. 


three Tons and four daughters ; of whom Sir Anthony 
Wingbeld, the eldefl ion, was Efquire of the King's body, 
and commanded to receive the honour of a Knight of the 
Bath at the defigned coronation of Edward V. He was oF 
the privy council to K. Henry VII. and appointed one of 
the commiflioners to mufter the archers of Suffolk for the 
relief of Bretagne ; was knighted by K. Henry VIII. for 
his conduQ: at Therouenne and Tournay ; after which he 
was made comptroller of the houfliold, and by that title in- 
flailed 8 May 1541 a Knight of the Garter at Windfor. 
He was alfo conftiiuted Vjce>Chamberlain of the houfliold. 
Captain of the guards, and executor of that King's lad 
will, who left him a legacy of 200I. and ailigned him of 
council to his fon K. Edward VI '. 

He married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir George 
Vere, filler and coheir to John, the fourteenth Earl of Ox- 
ford, and had ilfue, five Tons, Sir Robert ; Charles, and 
Anthony, both died childlefs, the former having married 

a daughter of Rich, and the latter, a daughter of 

= BlenerhafTet ^ ; Henry, (who married a daughter of 

Bacon, and had Robert, who by his firft wife, the 

daughter of Refers, had Anthony, and by his fecond 

wife, the daughter of ^^ — -^ Drake, had a fon Edmond) ; 

and Richard, who by the daughter and heir of Hard- 

wicke, was father of Sir John VVingfield, who, with Sir 
Richard, and Sir Edward Wingfield, Knts. in 1596 went 
commanders in the fleet fitted out againft Spain, confifting 
of 150 fhips; with 6360 land forces on board, under the 
command of Robert Earl of Efi^ex, and Charles, Lord 
Howard of Effingham, Admiral of England ; Sir John was 
Quarter-Mafter-General of this army. Sir Richard a Co- 
lonel, and Sir Edward a Captain of 1000 gentlemen volun- 
teers. In this expedition Caks was taken, and Sir John 
loft his life, being the only Englifhman of note that perifli- 
ed, and was honourably interred with a military funeral in 
the principal church -^.— — -He married Sufan, daughter of 
Richard Bertie, Efq- (by his wife Catharine, daughter and 
heir to William, Baron Willonghby of Erefby, widow of 
Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk)fin:er to Peregrine Ber- 
tie, Lord Willoughby of Erefby, ancellor to the late Duke 
of Ancafter, and widov/ of Reginald Grey, Earl of Kent, 
by whom he had a fon Peregrine, born in Holland, iii 

•^ We 

' Weaver. 756. 2 Pedig. 

5 Camden's Aniiaij of Q^Eliz, f Pedig. 


We now proceed with Sir Robert Wingfield, eldeft foa 
of Sir Anthony, Knight of the Garter, "who fucceeded to 
the eftates of Letheringhani, &c. and being Captain of the 
guard to K. Edward Vi. was lent by the Lords of the coun- 
cil to Windfor (in 1549) to induce the ICing to remove his 
uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerfet, Lord Protec- 
tor, when he fo well perfuaded his Majefty, both of the 
loyal afFedion of the Lords to him, and of their moderate 
defires againfl the Duke (who was then prefent) that the 
King confented to his removal, and a guard was fet upon 
him.— He was knighted in the reign of Q. Mary; mar- 
ried Cicely, daughter of Thomas, Lord Wentworth of 
Nettlefled S ^nd had three fons ; of whom Sir Anthony, 
the eldeft, was fheriff of Suffolk 59 Kliz. after which he 
was knighted, and leaving no ilTue by Mary, daughter of 
John Bird of Denflon in Suffolk, Efq. was fucceeded by 
his brother Thomas, who wasalfo a Knight, and by his fe- 
cond wife, a daughter of Sir Drue Drury of Riddlefworth 
in Norfolk, Knt. left one fon Sir Anthony Wingfield, of 
Goodwins in Suffolk, created a Baronet 17 May, 1627, 
who died about the year 1638, fet. 38^ and by Anne, 
daughter of Sir John Deane of the fame county, Knt. 
was father of Sir Richard Wingfield, Bart, who (the old 
raanfion being decayed) built and refided at Eafton in Suf- 
folk, and married firfl the daughter of Sir John Jacob, 
Bart, and fecondly, the daughter of Sir John Winter of 
Lidney in Gloucefterfliire, by each of whom he left a fon, 
viz. Sir Robert, the third Baronet, who dying unmarried, 
his half-brother Sir Henry fucceeded ; who ferving in the 
French army, had his leg fhot off by a canon-ball at Dul- 
ward in Loraine, and was there buried in 1677, leaving 
iffue by Mary, eldeft daughter of Mervyn, Earl of Caftle- 
haven, two fons ; Sir Henry, who, being a minor, was 
educated by his mother in the Romilh religion, and follow- 
ing the fortunes of K. James IL fold his .eftates of Lether- 
ingham, Eafton, &c. to the Earl of Rochford in K. Willi, 
am's Reign, and dying without iffue male, in 171 2, was 
fucceeded by his brother Sir Mervyn Wingfield, who 
married Mary, daughter of Theobald Dallon of Grenan in 
the county of Wellmcath, Efq. which lady died in child- 
birth, leaving an only dau8;hter Mary, married in 1731 to 
Francis DWon, Efq. eldeil fon of William Dillon., hfq. of 
Proudfton and Kilmainham in the county of Meath, and 
(he died 20 February 1765, leaving iffue ^ 

* Pcdig. * See t-icle V. Dillon. 


(2) Sir Edward Wingfield was the fecond Ton of Sir John 
of Letheringham ; and to him K. Henry VIL 20 February 
1492 granted an annuity of 20I. for life. He left no 
ifTue by his wife Anne, Counteis of Kent. 

(3) Henry, a Prieft, preCented by his father in 1480 to the 
re6tory of Bacondhorp in Norfolk, and was is-lfo rector of 
Rendlelham in Suffolk. He died in the year 1500, and 
by his will, dated 5 Auguil:, and proved 22 December that 
year S orders a tomb to be made tor himfelf 17; the cliurch- 
yard of Letheringham, upon which the Palmes might be 
laid in paflion week. 

(4) Sir John Wingfield, the younger, of Duiiham-Magna 
in Norfolk, had a grant from K. Henry Vli in his fecond 
3^earof an annuity of 40I. for hfc. He married Marga- 
ret, daughter of -= Durward, by whom he had ThO' 

rnas, his heir ; and Wilham, an Augulline canon at the 
furrendcr of the monailery of W ertacre in thai: county, 
who was after inilituted to the re6tory of Burnhaip-|:hDrp,of 
"which he was deprived in the beginning of Q. Mary's 
reign for being married, and was oblied to be divo.ccd. 
He died in 1 556, leaving two fons, Thomas of Winch in 
Norfolk, and Anthony.— Thomas, the eldeft fon of Sir 
John of Dunham, fucceeded there ; and by Elizabeth, 
youngeil daughter of Sir Thomas Wodehoufe of Kunberley 
in the faid county. Knight of the Bath, had two fons, Ro- 
ger of Dunham, who married the daughter of Gold- 

ing; as did John the daughter of Thomas Townlhend, and 
they both left iffue female ; of whom Elizabeth (daughter of 
Roger) was m.arried to Thomas, fon and heir to Henry 
Poole of Dichiing in Suffex, Efq. and by hihi, yvhodxecl 
13 February 1609, had one fon and two daughters ^ 

(5) William Vv-as Sewer to Henry VII. married Joan, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Walgrave, and died 4 December 1491, 
■without ilTue *. 

(6) Sir Thomas, fom.e time Captain of Deal-Caftle, was 
(lain in the battle of Bofworth, on the part of Henry VII. 
■without ifTue. 

{7) Sir Robert, bred pp by his aunt the Lady Scrope, became 

9 Knight of the Holy Sepulchre in Jcrufalem>, Marefchal 
of Calais ; Lieutenant of that Cafhle, Dcuucy ol the Town 
and the Marches, and laftly Mayor of that place. He was 


* Mr. Anftis, in his hlHory of the Garter, fays, he left pofterity j 
p'4t Lord Powerfcourt's pedigree makes him die, chiidlefs. 


©f the privy council to Henry V III. in wl oie third year * 
he went ambaffador with the Bithop of Wmcherter, (or 
Worcefter) to the Council of Lateran, and the next year to 
the Emperor ; when he procured out of the aiciiivcs of the 
city of Conflance, and caufcd to be printed at Lovaine, 
Dijcerptatio Jiip.r Dignitate et Magniindim Rcg?iormn Bri- 
tannici et Galliciy babita ah utrhifqiie OratorVrus et Legatis 
in Concilio Cmjlantieiifi. He was alfo ainiMifador to Pope 
Leo; was commiffioned 21 February 1510 to treat with the 
Swifs, and in 1523 went in the armv, fen.t to France under 
the command of the Duke of Suffulk..- — By his will, dat- 
ed 25 March 1538, and proved 12 November 1531), he or- 
ders himlMf to be buried in the nortli-aile of St. Nicholas's 
church in Calais, where he had built a place for his fe- 
pulture, if he ihould chance to die in that town, or the 
marches thereof; but if in Norfolk, within ten miles of his 
college of Rufliforth, then to be buried in the midll of a 
chapel on the louth-hde in that college, where the body 
of his uncle and srodfather Sir Robert Wintjbeld, conin- 
troller of K. Edward the IV. houfe, lay ; and that upon 
his grave be placed a marble ftone, with a crofs of Jeru* 
falem thereon ; and in cafe he Ihould die in London, then 
to be buried in the church of St. Peter, in which parilh 
his houfe ftood. He died iB March 1538, without ilTue 
hy his lady Jane Clinton. 

Sir Walter married the daughter of Mac-William, (8) 

and died a!f:» without i(fi,ie ^ 

Lewis, Anceftor to the Viscount Powerfcourt. (9) 

Edmond, who married Margaret, the Widow of John (10) 
A^ifield, and dying in, or a! out, 1530, left a fon John, 
the father of Richard W^ingfield, who died childlefs. 

Sir Richard Wingfield, a commander with his brother (11) 
Robert, aPiainft the Cornilh rebels, 1 2 Hen. VJL appoint- ^/"^'^^j^', «f 
e.d by K. Henry VJII. Marefchal of the town and marches ^'^"^'^J'^'^- 
of Calais 14 November 1511 ; and the next year, being 
Knight of rhe King's body, and of the privy council, was 
one of the ambaffaaors to treat with the Pope and the Em- 
peror. — On 6 AuguH 1513 the Marefchahhip of Calais 
M'as res^ranted to him, and Sir Robert his brother, during 
their lives ; and that year, being Marefchal of the army, 
he was created a Bannaret at the liege of Tournev, and 
joined with Sir Gilbert Talbot in the deputyfhip of Calais. 
*— He was fent into Flanders ambairador to Charles, Prince 


» Pedig. 


of Spain ; and appointed, with the Duke of Suffolk, to re- 
ceive the Queen dowager of France, to fettle her dowry, 
and condu(5t her into England. — On lO October 1515 he 
had a licence to import lOO hogiheads of wine ; 4 March 
1518 a grant;, in reveriion, of divers manors in Suf- 
folk, after the deceafe of Elizabeth, Countefs of Oxford ; 
15 May 15 19 the annuity of 50!. payable by the trea- 
furer of the chamber, with another of 200!. for his fcr- 
vices; and was one of the (our fad and ancient Knigbts (as 
jS'/fSwexprelfethit) who in 1520 were made gentlemen of the 
King's bedcliamber ; the next year he was one of Cardi- 
nal VVolfey's retinue, to meet the Emperor in Flanders.— 
He was alio Chancellor of the dutchy of Lancafler 5 and 23 
April 1522 having the honour to be elefted Knight of the 
Garter in the fame fcrutiny with Ferdinand, afterwards Em-^ 
peror, he was inftalled 11 May at Windfor , having ob- 
tained, in that and the enfuing year, a grant of the caftle 
of Kimbolton in the county of Huntingdon (where Q. Ca- 
tharine fome time relided, after her divorce^ it being her 
jointure, and upon the old foundations of which Sir Richard 
built new^ lodgings and galleries) the manors of Swynfticad 
and Hardwicke, with the advowfons of feveral abbies and 
priories, forfeited by the Duke of Buckingham. — That year, 
with Sir William Sandys, Knight of the Garter, he led the 
rear of the army fent into France ; and attended on the 
Emperor into Spain with the Lord Admiral ; on his return 
from whence he was prefent at the burning of Morlaix ; and 
in 1525, with Cuthbert, Bifhop of London, was fent 
ambaflador into Spain, where he died at Toledo 2 2 July^ 
and was buried with great folemnity in the church ot the 
Friars obfcrvants of St. John de Pois (where none were in- 
terred but by the fpecial command of the Emperor) by the 
diretlions of Navera, King of Arms of Spain, and Chrif- 
topher Barker, Richmond-Herald, after Garter King of 
Arms, and Knight of the Bath- 
He married to his firft wife Catharine, youngefl: daughter 
of Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers, coheir to her bro- 
thers, and widow firfl: of Henry SiafPord, Duke of Buck- 
ingham, and after of Jafper of Hatfield, Duke of Bedford, 
by which marriage Sir Richard became grreat uncle to K. 
Henry VIII. His fecond wife was Bridget, dau2:htcr and 
heir to Sir John Wiltlhire, Comptroller of Calais, by 
whom Stone-caftic near Gravcfcnd came into the fa- 
mily, and fne remarried with Sir Nicholas Hervey, grand- 


father by her to WilHam, created Lord Hervey of Kid- 
broke. — —-His ifTue were four fons and four daughters ; 
Charles, his heir ; Thomas, who left pofterity ; Jacques ; 
Laurence, who left ifTue ; Catherine, Cecil, Mary, and 

JacquesWingficId, the third fon, was made Mafler of the 
Ordnance, and Munition in Ireland ; fworn of the privy 
council to Q^ Elizabeth; and 27 January 1560 had a 
commiflion to execute martial law in the territories of 
the Byrnes and Tooles, and the marches of Dul^lin.— He 
accompanied the L. D. Grey in his expedition to Glan- 
delogh, againft certain rebels under the command of Fitz- 
Euftace and Pheogh Mac-Hue;h ; as he did the L. D. 
Sidney, in 1569, to Cork, in order to fubdue Sir Edmund 
Butler and his brethren ; when the deputy encamping 
(19 Auguftj on the further f:de of the callle of Ballymar- 
tyr, did, by the advice of this Jacques and Mr. Thomas 
Ellyott, mafter-gunner, remove his camp to the other (ide '. 
And in 1575 he was in the fame dcputy^s army, fent to 
fche North againft Sorley-Boye and the Scots, who had af- 
faulted the garriibn of Carnckfergus *. 

Charles Wingfield of Kim.bolton, Efq. the elded: fon, 
was 12 years old at his father's death, and marrying 

the daughter of n Knowles, had Thomas, his fuccef- 

for, who by Ilonora, daughter of Sir Anthony Denny % 
Privy Counfellor to K. Henry VIIL had Sir Edward 
of Kimbolton, who about the latter end of Q. Elizabeth's 
reign married Mary, fifth daughter of Sir James Harring- 
ton of Exton in the countv of Rutland, and had Sir James 
his heir, father by the daughter of William Bowden, Efq. 
of Sir Edward-Maria Wingfield, Knt- who fold the eflate 
of Kimbolton to the Duke of Mancheller's anceifor, which 


* Mr. Anftls, Garter King of Arms, writes, that he died without 
jirue ; but it appears from his nuncupative will, regiilered in the 
Prerogative-office, Dublin, that on 31 Augult 1587, being very v^-eak, 
he declared his faid will in the parifh of St Giles in the Fields, Lon- 
don, in the prefence of Sir George Carevv, Edward Darcy of the 
Queen's privy chamber, and others, when calling his fon Thomas 
to him, and his faid fon befeeching him to dilcharge the love of a 
father towards hina, for his advancement and living, according to his , 
former promife and intention, he faid, taking hina by the hand^ 
Here, takejou ally you all^ Igit'cjou all, and do ?nake you mine exe^ 
cuior J therewith lifting up his other hand. (Lodge.) 

« Collet. « Pedig. 


{I'M continues the feat of that noble family, and died with- 
out iifue ', 
(12) -Sir Humphrey Wingfield, the ycungefl: fon^ educated in 
Gray's-Inn, v.'here he was Lent reader 8 Hen. VIll. and 
four years after Sheriff cf Norfolk and Suffolk ; being cho- 
fen Speaker of the Houfe of Commons 24 Hen. VIII. and 
29 June 1537 (being then a Knight) had a grant of the 
manors of Overhall and Netherhall in Dedham, Effex, and 
the manor of Crepinghali in Stutton, near Brantham in Suf- 
folk. He refided at Brantham ; married a daughter of • 

Wifeman, and died in 1546, having iffue a daughter 
Anne^ who married Alexander Newton ; and a Ton Robert 
Wingfieldj Kfq. father by Bridget, daughter of Sir Henry 
Pargeter, c^ Humphrey Wmgfield, who married the 
daughter of Sir Thomas Neville, and had iffue Paul, who 
by Jane Turpin, had Humphry, father by a daughter of 
Sir Paul Breufe, Knt. of John Wingfield of Bramipton or 
Brentham, who married a daughter of Mr. Herick ^, and 
dying in 1546, gave rife to that branch, and to the Wing- 
lield's of Wmfl:on in the fame county. 
Lewis. ^^'^ now proceed with Lodowic, or Lewis, the ninth fon 
of Sir John Wingfield, by the daughter of Sir John Fitz- 
Lewis. He fettled in Hampfhire, and married the daugh- 
ter of Henry Noon 3, by whom he had three fons, John, ^ 
who died without iffue ; Sir Richard ; and George, from 
whom the prefent Lord Powerfcourt derives. 
Sir Sir Richard Wingfield, the fecond fon, was Governor of 

Jlichard, Port/rnouth in the reign of Q^ Elizabeth, and married 
Chriflian, only daughter of Sir William Fitz-William of 
Miltown, lifter to Sir William, L. D. of Ireland, and by 
her, who after married George, fifth fon of Sir Henry 
Delves of Dodyngton in Chefiiirc, had two fons. Sir Rich- 
ard, and John, who 25 July 1621 was made Dean of Kii- 
macduagh, and died without iffue. 
Sjj. Sir Richard, from his youth, was brought up in the pro- 

Richard, fefllon of a foldier, his firft fetting out being in this king- 
\ilcount dom under his uncle the Lord Deputy, livhere he behaved 
ov\eri- ^yj^ii jijrainil: the Irilti rebels i and afteiv/ards by his merit 
advanced himfelf to the degree of a Captain in Flanders, 
whence being fent into France and Portugal, he was made 
Lieutenant-Colonel to Sir John Norris's regiment ; in 
which ftations having performed many fervices, he return- 
ed to Ireland, where, in 15953 he was wotinded in the et- 


' Peditree, ? laem. - Idem, 


bow by a mufquet-fiiot, in an expedition ngainft Tyrone, 
and was (o indefatigable in fuppreffing the infurreflions 
and incurdons of the Iri(h, that in reco.nipence thereof, he 
was knighted in Chrili-cluirch 9 November the fame vcar, 
by the L. D. RuiTcl.' — After this he was made a Colonel in 
the expedition to Cales, where his braverv was very con- 
fpicuous, and when that fervice was ended, returning; to 
Ireland, he expofed himfelFto many danfjers, under the 
faid Sir John Norris, prefident of Mun'^er, received many 
wounds, and acquired p^reat honour 5 \o that the QLieeii 
thinking fuch fervice and merit worthy a reward, and the 
office of Marefchal of Ireland having been a good time 
void by the death of Sir Richard Bingham, (he appointed 
him to that office 29 March 1600, with fifty horfemen for 
the execution thereof, a company of foot, and admitted 

him into her privy council. 1 he next year he was fent 

by the L. D. into Leix, to profecute Tyrrell, and his ad- 
herents ', and was afterwards difpatched from Kilkenny, 
to draw forces out of the pale, toaffift at the fiege of King- 
fale, as Sir John Berkeley, Serjeant. Major, had done from 
the frontiers of Leinfter and Conaught 2 ; with which ar- 
riving at Cork 9 October 1601 ^, they were fent the next 
day with fome horfe and foot, to view and chufe a fit ground 
near Kingfale, where the army might fit down to befiege 
that place, then in the hands of the Spaniards under Al- 
phonfo O Campo"^. — The fiege being fuccefsfully carried 
on by the L. D. Mountjoy, Sir Richard, with the Earls of 
Thomond and Clanrickard, 2 January 1601 figned the ar- 
ticles of capitulation, made between the L. D. and Don. 
Juan D'Aquila, Captain, Camp-Mafler-General, and Go- 
vernor of the King of Spain's army, for the quitting of 
Kingfale, and all places held by him in the kingdom *. — 
The confequence of which great vi6fory was, the retaining 
Ireland in obedience to the crown of England ; banifhing 
the Spaniards 5 driving Tyrone back to his lurking places 
inUlfter; forcing O Donel to fiy into Spain ; difperfing 
the rebels and eilablifhing peace throughout the king- 

Q^ Elizabeth deceafing not long after, and K. James 
fucceeding to her throne, his Majefty 20 April 160^ renew- 
ed to Sir Richard the poll: of Marefchal of the army, and 
Knight-Marefchal of Ireland, calling him alio into his pri- 

• vy 

* Moryfon's hift. Ireland. ^ Pacata Hibern. 3 Moryfon. 
•♦ Pacata Hibern. 5 Cox, 413. 6*'c. ^ Cainbdeu's Aniials. 

si7o WINGFffiLD, Viscount POWERSCOURT. 

vy council.— In 1608 Sir Cahir O Doghertle railing netv 
commotions in Ulfter, and among other outrages, burning 
the new city of Londonderry, Sir Richard Wingfieid, and 
Sir Oliver Lambart were fent from Dublin (i May) with 
a fmall body of men to I'upprefs him ; and no fooner did 
they enter the territory of Tyrconnel, than the traitors 
'withdrew into their fadnelTes, whom they diligently pur- 
fued and harralTed ; and 14 June taking SirNeile O Donel 
prifoner in the camp at Raphoe, conveyed him on board 
a King^s fhip lying in the harbour; and coming to a bat- 
tle. Sir Richard flew O Doghertie ; took Caftledoe j and 
difperfed his rebellious followers* *. 

After thefe and many other noble fervices in war, he 
ferved in the parliament of 161 3 for Downpatrick, and 4 
March that year was joined with Thomas Jones, Arch- 
• bidiop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor, in the government 
of the kingdom, as he was again 4 May 1622, with the 
Lord Chancellor Elye. — In 1615 he was appointed, by his 
Majefty's commillion of inftruttions of 20 May, one of 
the council to the Earl of Thomond, prefidentof Munfter, 
who were to fit and advife with him, then and whenever 
they fnould have occaiion to repair into the province. He 
alfo commanded a troop of horfe and company of foot with 
the pay of 15 {hillings a day upon the eftablifliment ; and 
his Majefty (as himfelf expreficth it) taking efpecial notice 
of the mod acceptable fervices, fo valiantly performed by 
him in divers parts of the kingdom, but efpeeially at the 
liege of Kingfale, where Q. Elizabeth's army under his 
conduft and command, as Marfhal thereof, did give that 
memorable overthrow to the arch-traitorTyrone, whereup- 
on his hopes being fruftrate, the general peace of that 
kingdom hath fince moft happily eniued ; was pleafed of his 


* This (ignal fervice was rewarded 29 June 1609, wnth a grant 
to him and his heirs of the lands of Powerfcourt, with all the lands, 
tenements and polfeflions, lying within the whole province of Fer- 
<^uHen, containing five miles in length, and four in breadth, with al! 
their appurtenances in the county of Wicklow, at any time reputed 
to belong thereunto ; v.hich 25 May 161 1 were erefted into a manor, 

at the crown-rent of 61. Irifh. Alfo 3 December 1610 he had a 

grant of the callle and lands of Benburb, &c. in the county of Ty- 
rone, containing 2000 acres, at the rent of 16I. a year from Eafter 
1614, which were created into the nianor of Benburb, with many 
privileges ; And in the plantation of the county of Wexford, many 
lands, erefled into the manor of Wingfieid, were granted to him^ 
with 8co acres for a demefne, and a lair on 24 Auguit at Annaghs, 

' Cox II. 14. 


own accord, in confidcration thereof, and in regard of his 
other merits, which were many, to confer upon him the ho- 
nour and dignity of Vifcount of Powerfcourt by privy 
feiil, bearing date at Weftminller i February, and' by pa- 
tent 19 of that month 161 8 *. 

On 15 July 1624 he was made one of thecommiirioners 
and keepers of the peace in the provinces of Leinlter and 
Ulfler, during the L. D. Falkland's abfence to overfee the 
late plantations, and fettle the country. — On 30 Novem- 
ber 1(531 he makes his will, and amongil: other bequefts, 
gives to Francis, fecond fon of his loving coufm Sir 
Edward Wingheld, loool. to be put forth to intercrt, for 
his maintenance, until he came to the full age of 22 years, 
and if he died without iffue, the fame to his brothers, 
Lewis, Anthony, Edward, and Cromwell in like manner, 
remainder to their father. Sir Edward, whom he made ex- 
ecutor, and refiduary legatee, hopmg that he would fee all 
things performed according to his intent and true meanmg, 


* The Preamble. Cum In omnl republica virl virtute militari 
pr?e(tantes pr^e c?eterls honorari et fplendidis titulis ornari femper 
nieruerunt, quod non folum tempore belli republicic adjumento fed 
tempore pacis ornamento eife folent. Cumque diledus & fidelis confi- 
liarius noiter RichardusWingfield, Miles, marifchallus exercitus nof- 
tri in hoc regno Hiberniae digniffimus, ab ineunte aetate inter arma. 
verfatus primum in hoc regno Hiberniys adolefcens ac tiro contra re- 
belles animum fortem ac indolem bellicofam oftendit. Delndelrfc 
Belgis centurio creatus,poftea in Gallia & Portugallia vice colonellus 
Domini Johannis Ncrreis clarilTimi ac fortiirimi ducis, <?^ in expedi- 
tione Gaditana colonellus failus, fe gentibu? exteris ftrenuum & for- 
midabilem militem demonftravit. Tum deinde in hoc regnum Hi- 
bernian reverfus, fub eodem illuftri duce johanne Norreis regalenv 
exercltum tunc imperante femper in his verfatus, continuis periculi^ 
fe objiciebat ; in quibus cum multis vulneribus, magnam gloriam. 
adeptus eli. Deinceps vero per ferenHfimam fororeni noflram Eli- 
zabethan! Anglias reginam, marifchallus exercitus fui poteu- 
tilFimi in hoc regno conflitutus, fub illuilriHimo prorege. Carolo 
Domino, apud Kinfallam nequiffimi proditoris Comitis de Tyrone 
& aiiorum rebellium copias omnes congregatas penitus fregit & fu- 
dit. Poftea denique, dida rebellioue de Tyrone extinda et univerfa 
pace in hoc regno ftabilita, cum audacilfmius proditor O Doghertie 
novam civitatem de Derry incendio deftruxiifet, magnofque tumul- 
tus in Ultonia concitaffet, prefatus marifchallus nolter parva manu. 
militum diclum O Doghertie in aperto prxlio occidit, cohortefqua 
illi adharentes fubito diffipavit. Cumque etiam poll multa alia 
prseclara fervitia in bello per ipfum perada, tempore pacis in admi- 
niftranda republica nobis non defuit, ac poftrerao locum Juftici- 
arii feu fummi gubernatoris dl6ti regni noftri Hibernian una cum re- 
verendiiTimo Archiepifcopo Dublinienfi in abfentia Arthuri Domini 
Chichefter deputati noftri didli regni noftri digniffimi fupplefit. Scia- 
tis quod &c. (Rot. pat, a*. 16"^. 4°. ?♦ D.) 




as his trull: was in him. =-His Lordfhip married Eliza-^ 

beth, daughter and heir to Robert Meverell of Throw- 
lev in the county of Srafford,- Efq. (widow of Edward, 
Lord Cromwel! of Okehain % who died 24 September 1607, 
and v.'as buried in Downe church abbey ; whofe Ton Tho- 
mas, Lord Cromwel', was father of Wingfield, and Vere- 
EiFcx, Earls of Ardglafs) dving without ilTue 9 September 
1634, the title became extincl ; and the eftate devolved to 
his laid coufin and next heir male Sir Edward Wingficld, 
fon of Richard, and trrandfon oi' George, the third fon of 
Lewis Wingfield, v/ho rertlcd in Harnpihire, as before ob- 
George. Which George W!n:3:tield, Efq. married as we prefume 
Richard. RatchfTe, youngefl dausfhter or Sir Gilbert Gerard, mailer 
of the roHs to Q^ Elizabeth, and was father of the faid Rich- 
ard, who accompanied h;s coufin Sir Richard into Ireland^ 
and rarried floncra, eldcfl: daughter of Tiege O Brien of 
Smithdown, fecond fon of Murrogh, the firft Baron of 
Inchiquin, by whom lie had the aforefaid Sir Edward, and 
feveral daughters, 2 ot whom rionora was married to Do- 
3' J. nogh Mac-Connor O Brieri or Lemeneit:*, Efq.-^Sir Ed- 
Edward, ward Wingfield, heir to his couiin Richard^ Lord Power- 
fcourt, was bred a foldier from his youth, and became a 
perfon of great power and command in Ireland. He at- 
tended the Earl of hlTex in his expedition to IJlfter againfl 
the Earl of Tyrone, when the L. D. confenting to hold a 
parley with him> fix principal perfons were appointed their 
attendants on each fide, amongtl: whom was Sir Edward 
Wingfield ; and after a fliort parley, commiffionefs being 
named to treat of a peace the next day, a truce, from fix: 
weeks to fix weeks, was concluded, to begin from that day 
^rill the firft of May ; yet fo, as it fhould be free on both 
fides to renew the war after fourteen days noticco He was 
alfo a commander at the fiege of Kingfale, having landed 
in Munfter with 1000 recruits 3, and performed divers 
other fervices to the crown.— He lived in Butter-lane, 
Dublin, married Anne, daughter of the afore-mentioned 
Edward, Lord Cromwell "*, died at Cornew in the county 
of Wicklow 22 April 1638, and was buried at Powerfcourt 
(according to the directions of his will, * dated 16 of that 


* Sir Edward by his will, left to his eldefl fon Richard, and the 
heirs male of his body, all the lands he poiTeifed. iu England, ac- 

' Pedig. and Rot. A^. Cir IJ. p. f. R. 36. - Idem. Pedig. 
^ Cox. hilt. 451. 4 Peiig . 


month) having Iflue by her, who died 11 July 1636, and 
was interred the 19, in the church of Stagonel, a daugh- 
ter Chriftian, to whom Ricliard Lord Powerfcourt devifed 
60Q pounds ; and fix Tons, viz. Richard his heir ; Francis 
who died childlefs; Lewis grandfather to the lateVifcount ; 
Anthony, citizen and woollen-draper of London, who 
died in 1653 * ; Edward ; and Cromwell of Kilimurry in 
the county of Wicklow, living in 1676 '. 

Richard Wingfield of Powerfcourt, Efq. the elded fon, RkharL' 
was left a minor, but in 1639 reprefented the borough of 
Boyle in parliament, and 24 November 1641 wasappoint- 

VoL. V. T ^ cd 

<;ording as the Lord of Powerfcourt left and conveyed them unto 
him ; alfo the Lordfhip of Benbourb hi the county of Tyrone, charg- 
ed with the payment of loool, lent thereon by Mr. Edward Smith - 
Certain lands adjohiing to the Blackwater, held from the Lord PrU 
jnate ; alfo the caftle, town and lands of Powerfcourt, in the 
county of Wicklow ; the farm of Balleman, county of Dublin ; the 
inanor of Wmgfield, in the county of Wexford ; the town and lands 
of Ballecullen ; the leafe and mortgage of Aghoule, with all othec 
his eftate in the town and county of Wicklow ; referving all the rents 
of the manors of Benbourb and Powerfcourt for the payment firfl of ' 

his debts and then of his legacies. — He bequeathed all his lands hx 
the county of Limerick and Clare to his fecond fon Francis, (after 
his own mother's deceafe, the laid Francis to have only 50I. a yeac 
thereout during her life) and his heirs male. — To his fon Lewis 
loool.; to his fons Anthony, Edward, and Cromwell 800I. a piece. 
' — To his mother, as a teftimonlal of filial duty of affedion, a 
diamond-ringjfuch as his executors ihould think fit, in value not to ba 
under 20I. 5 to every of his fillers a ring v;orth 5I. each. — To bis fon 
Richard his houfe in Butter-Lane, with the furniture, utenfils and 
appurtenances, alfo his plate, jewels, utenfils and houfnold llufF, as 
■well in England as in Ireland. — To his honourable kinf woman tho 
lady Efmond, whom he had ever found very careful of him, efpeci- 
ally in that his ficknefs, lol. to be bellowed on a ring by his execu- 
tors, or if fhe liked better, to take a ring round fet with diamonds, 
that was then at Powerfcourt in one of his boxes. — Left divers othei' 
legacies to his friends and fervants ; and to his dear and well belov- 
ed friendsEd ward Blunt of Bolton and Erafmus Burrov/es of Grange- 
mellon, both in the county of Kildare, 20I. apiece, and ordained 
them executors. — Left as a token of his love and atledlon, to hij 
"brother the Lord Cromwell, 20I. to buy a Sword ; to Lady Crom- 
well lol, to buy a Ring ; to each of Lord CromvveU'b fons 5I. to buy 
them fwords J to each of his lordfhip's daughters 5I. to buy tlieni 
rings ; to. his noble friend Sir George Wentworth, as a token of his 
love and atfeftion, his young black ilone Horle. (Prerog. oflice.) 

^By his will dated at London^i6 March i6si, proved 16 May fol- 
lowing, he direded his body to be buried at Powerfcourt if it might 
be done with conveniency, and left his eftate both lands and chat- 
tels to his brother Lewis and Ciomwell, to be ev^u.iUy divided, be- 
tween them. (Lodge.) 

* Chancery PieadiiJgs. 



cd a captain to aflill: In fupprefling the rebellion, having 3 
warrant, dated 14 of that month, to ralfe 60 men in the 
county of Wicklow, and another, to receive from the (lores 
38 mufquets, and 20 pikes. By this rebellion he was a 
great fuffcrer, having his houfe of Powerfcourt burnt;* his 
goods and flock deflroyed, and his life loft in the fervice 
of the crown.— On 7 May or March 1640 he married Eli- 
zabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir Henry Folllott », created 
Lord r olliott, Baron of Ballylhannon 22 January 1619, 
and who died lO Nov. 1622, (by his wife Anne, daugh- 
ter of Sir William Stroud of Stoake under Hambden in 
Somerfetftiire) and filler of Thomas Lord FoUiott, and 
\ ' dying in 1644 or 1645, had iffue by her, (who re-married 
firft on Sunday 12 April 1646 with Edward Trevor, Efq. 
brother to Marcus, Vifcount Dungannon, and afterwards 
with Colonel Sir John Ponfonby of Befhorough) Folliott his 
only Son, and a daughter Anne, baptized 5 February 1641 ^ 
who died unmarried. 
Folllott, Folliott Wingfield, Efq, was baptized in St. Michan's 
Vifcount parifli 3 November 1642, and being left very young, was 
-D,.„.^.4 ^^^ under the guardianftiip of Sir John Ponfonby, and of 
his mother by order of the high court of chancery in En- 
gland, dated 4 March 1653, with all his lands and the 
management of his eftate ^ 'till granted In ward to Roger, 
Earl of Orrery, by privy feal, dated at Whitehall 29 Sep- 
tember, and by patent ^ 26 February 1660, and the next 
year, though under age, was returned to parliament both 
for the county of Wicklow, and the borough of Tallagh. 
And K. Charles IL not only taking into his princely 
confideration the fignal fervices done and performed to his 
royal progenitors and predecefTors by Sir Richard Wing- 
fiield. Lord Vifcount Powerfcourt, in France, the Nether- 
lands, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland, by the overthrow of the 
Spaniards, and the rebel Tirone at Kingfale, and in all o- 
ther places where Q^ Elizabeth had wars, and afterwards 
to K. James I. in the killing and defeating the rebel O 
Doharty, and conftantly perfevering in his faid fervices of 
war, and In the civil government as a Lord Juftice, and 
always a privy cCHjnfellor cf the kingdom of Ireland from 
Jiis youth, 'till he died full of age, honour and merit ; but 
alfo conceiving great hopes of Folliott Wingfield, Efq. hi« 
^oufin, and heir to his efjates in England and Ireland, 
|be fon and heir of Richard Wingfield Efq. deceafed in 

* Pedig. 2 Decree In Chancery 3,0 February 16$^, 

.| Rot. 13 Car. II. 3, p. f. 


the fervice of K. Charles I. fon and heir of Sir Edward 
Wingfield Knt. deceafed, whom the faid Sir Edward 
Wingfield Knight-martial, being his near kinfman in 
blood, and of his firname and family, conftituted heir 
to fucceed him in his eftates in England and Ireland, 
which eftates the faid Folliott Wingfield did enjoy accord- 
ingly, by the fettlement made by the faid Knight-martial 
in his life time, was pleafed, in order to continue the 
memory of his fo deferving anceflors, and to encourage 
him to imitate their noble fervices, to renew the honour 
to him and his heirs male by privy feal, dated at Oxford 
II January, 1664, and by patent 22 February 1665* 
On Z May 167 1 he was made Cuji. Rot, i of the county 

T 2 of 

^ * The Preamble. Cum nos regia mente commemorantes eminen- 
tla & acceptabilia fervitia regalibus progenitoribus t^' predecellbri- * 

bus noftris, impenfa per Richardum Wingfield. militem, nuper Do- 
minum Vicecomitem de Powerfcourt, marifchallum regni noftri ^ 

Hiberni«, in Francia, Belgia, Hifpania, Portugalia, & in dido reg- 
no noftro Hibernise, tam in fubverfione Hifpanorum archirebellis 
Tyrone Mfcd Kingfale, quani in omnibus aliis locis, in quibus nu- 
per prjE^^lTima foror noftra Regina Elizabetha, felicllfimpp me- 
moriae, debellata fuit, ac etiam poftea perfoluta ad nuper prsecha- 
riflimum Avum noftrum Regem Jacobum, inciitye memoriae, ia 
■vincendo & occidendo rebellem O Dohertye ; etiamque confideran- 
tes cum quam Indefeffo labore in iifdem ferviciis, tam in bello quam. 
in civili gubernatione perftetit, (viz.) bis Julliciarius di6ii regni nof- 
tri Hiberniae, & continue a juventute fua ufque diem fuum extremura. 
gravidus aetate necnon meritis & honore coronoratus. Cumque etiam, 
concepimus fpem magnam de praedilefto & fideli nollro Folliot Wing- 
field de Powerfcourt in comitatu Wicklowe in didlo regno noltro 
Hibernias, armigero, confanguineo &: herede di6ti nuper Domini 
"Vicecomitis, filio & herede Richardi Wingfield armigeri, nuper de- 
funfti in fervitio patris noftri gloriofTim^ memoriae, qui fuit nlius, & 
haeres Edwardi Wingfield, militis, quern didlus Richardus Wing- 
field marifcallus fibi, ut proximum confanguineum & familiae et 
cognationis exiftentem haredernfui fucceiiione in omnibus fuis terris, 
tenementis & hereditamentis, tam in regno Anglias quam Hibernia; 
conrtitult ; quae quidem terras, tenementa & hereditamenta prr^dic- 
tus Folliot Wingfield, virtutecujufdam ftabilimenti faCli per didum 
militem marifcallum in vita fua, modo gaudet & tenet. Cumque 
etiam didus Richardus Wingfield miles marifcallus & nuper Donii- 
nusVicecomes de Powerfcourt pr?edi6i:us ab hac vita difcelTerit abf- 
que haerede mafculo de corpore fuo procreate, & fuperinde ti cuius 
6: honor Domini Vicecomitis de Powerfcourt modo extindus ell j 
Sciatis igitur quod nos regio affedu commemorantes defudata opera 
didi prEenobilis Vicecomitis Richardi Wingfield & ipfuis memoriam 
futuris temporibus commendare intendentcs, ac etiam ut pr;^didus 
Folliot Wingfield tot aut talia memoranda fervitia imitari incirare- 
tur, De gratia noftra fpeciali, &e. (Rot. pat. Cane. Aim^. 18°. 
Car. II. I' p. D. R. 31.) 

* Rot. ?5 Car. II. i. p, f. 


of Wicklow ; and by his laft will bequeathed to the poor 
of St. Bride^s parifh, Dubliiijf 2ol. for the rebuilding of 
which church in 1683, he had given 2oI. the hke fum to 
the poor of Powerfcourt, and loool. out of the refidue of 
his perfonal eflate, for the founding and ere6ting a chanty 
fc hool in the parifli oi Powerfcourt^ to teach poor boys to 
read and write Enghfh, and infl:ru6t them in the church 
catechifin gratis, until fit to be put to trades, as WilHam, 
then Archbiihop of Dublin and his fucceffors, for the time 
being, and his executor Edward Wingfield Efq. fhould 
advife-— He married the lady Elizabeth Boyle, eldefi daugh- 
ter of the faid Earl of Orrery, but by her, who died 17 
06i:ober 1709^, and was buried the 20 in the Earl of Cork's 
tomb in St. Patrick's church, where his Lordfhip was alfo 
interred 17 February 17 17, having no iffue, the title 
again became cj^tinQ:, and the eftate defcended to his firfl- 
coufin Edward, fon of his uncle Lewis. 
Lewis. Which Lewis Wingfield, Efq. had 4C0I. left him by the 
will of Richard, Lord Powerfcourt, and lOool. by that of 
his father ; he married Sidney ', fixth daughter of Sir 
' Paul Gore of Manor-Gore in the county of Donegal!, 
Bart, by whom he had Edward his heir; Thomas 
who died without furviving ilfue, and Richard, who by 
Anne his wife, had a fon Richard, baptized 14 March 
Edward, 1707, — 'Edward Wingfield, Efq. Counfellor at law, fuc- 
ceeded to the eftate of Powerfcourt, and married firft Elea- 
nor, fecond daughter of Sir Arthur Gore of Newtown- 
Gore in the county of Mayo ; fecondly, the daughter of 
Do6tor William Lloyd, Bilhop of Killala ; and dying at 
his houfe in William-Street 7 January 1728, was buried 
at Powerfcourt with his laft w'lh, who died the 12 of the 
fame month and year ; having iiTue, by his firft wife, an 
only fon Richard, created Vifcount Powerfcourt, and two 
^i) Ifabella, married in April 1722 to Sir Henry King of 

Rockingham in the county of Rofcomon, Bart, and was 
mother of Edward Earl of Kingfton. 
f..\ Sidney, married 17 April 1723 to Achefon Moore of 

Ravilla or Aghnecloy in the county of 'T yrone, Efq. mem- 
ber of parliament for Bangor, and died loDecember 1727, 
having an only fon James, baptized 6 Auguft 1726; and 
rhree daughters, Eleanor; Mary, married 26 June 1753 
to Roger Palaier of Palmerftown in the county Mayo, Efq. ; 

^ Pi-Si'Og.- Otf. and Pedi^i 


and Sidney, born the day of her mother's death, who was 
married 25 April 1751 to Hodgfon Gage of Macgillegan in 
the county of Derry, Efq. 

Richard Wingfield of Powerfcourt, Efq. the only fon Richard, 
was baptized in St. Michan's Parilh 19 Auguit 1697, ferv- « 
cd in parliament for the borough of Boyle, until his majefty Vifcount. 
was pleafed to advance him to the honours of baron Wing- 
field of Wingheld, and Vifcount Powerfcourt of Powerf- 
court by privy feal, dated at St. James's 26 January, and 
by patent * 4 February 1743, and in April 1746 he was 

T 3 called 

* The Preamble. As honours and dignities are the proper and 
juft reward to perfons, who have eminently merited from their King 
and country, and as a continuance of thofe honours in their name 
and family is an incitement to their pofterity to perfevere in the 
pradlice of thofe virtues, that ennobled their anceltors. And whereas 
we bear in our royal mind a remembrance of the great and faithful 
fervices, performed for our royal predecelfors by Richard Wingfield, 
Knt., late Lord Vifcount of Powerfcourt, who being by our late roy- 
al predeceifor Eli2abeth, Queen of England, appointed Marefchal of 
her army, in this kingdom, under the then Lord Mountjoy, did de- 
feat anddifperfe at Kingfale the troops of the Earl Tyrone, and the 
other rebels affocia ted with him. And when, after the fupprefTion 
of the rebellion of the aforefaid Earl of Tyrone, and the eltablifh- 
jnentof a general peace through this Kingdom, the notorious rebel 
:0 Dogherty had burn'd the then new city of Derry, and raifed great 
clifturbances in the province of Ulfter, he, the above-mentioned 
'MarefchaJ, with a fmall number of forces, conquered and flew the 
Jaid O Dogherty i:i open battle, and difperfed all his adherents ; and 
after thefe fervices in time of war, the faid Marefchal being twice 
appointed Qne'of the L. J. and chief goyernors of our kingdom of 
Ireland, was no lefs eminent for his ability and fervices in the ad- 
miniliraticn of tiie public government in times of peace. And, as 
upon the death of the faid Richard Wingfield, late Marefchal and 
iiOrd Yi,fcount of Pcwerftourt without iflue male (whereby the faid 
jhonour and title of Powerfcourt was extiuci^) our late royal predecelior 
King Charles II. bearing in his royal remembrance the above-men- 
tioned fervices of the faid Marefchal and Vifcount of Powerfcourt, 
and being defij-ous to tranfmit the memory of the fame to pofterity, 
Vas pleafe4 to create FoUiott Wingfield, late of Powerfcourt in the 
county of Wicklow, Efq., coufni and heir of the faid Marefchal, a 
peer of this kingdom, by the name of P'olliott Wingfield, Lord Vif- 
count of Powerfcourt ; and as the faid Folliott, Lord Vifcount of 
Powerfcourt is deceafed without iifue male, whereby the faid title 
and honour of Lord Vifcount of Powerfcourt is again become extind; 
and as we have the fame defire with our royal predeceifors, to pre- 
fe;-ve the remembrance of good and faithful fervices done to them 
and ourfelve.s ; and as we are fatisfied in our piinceiy judgment, 
thit Richard Wingfield of Powerfcourt, Efq., coufni and heir to the 
faid Richard Wingfield, Vifcount of Powerfcourt, Marefchal of Ire- 
land, and' to the l^aid Folliott Wingfield, Lord Vifcount of Po\yeF- 
fcourt, i? a per'fon, who, befides his noble defcent, and his poifefs- 
Ing the Eltates of his faid ancei^ors, hath, by his own abilities and 
' '' fervices 


called into the privy council. — 30 Auguft 1721 he married 
to his firft wife Anne, daughter of Chriftopher Ufher of 
Uiher's-Quay in Dublin, Efq. by whom he had no iflue ; 
andfecondly, 13 April 1727, purfuant to articles dated 11 
of that month ' Dorothy-Beresford, daughter of Hercules 
Rowley of Summer-Hill in the county of Meath, Efq. 
member of parliament for the county of Londonderry, who 
died 19 September 1742 2 and his Lordlhip departing this 
life, at Chelfea in Middlefex, 21 Odober 1751, was bu- 
ried 17 November following at Powerfcourt ; leaving ifTue 
by her who died in London in July 1785 ^ two fons and 
two daughters viz. 

(0 S'^r'^ ^^"^ I fucceffive Yifcounts. 
>2) Richard, J 

/j\ Daughter Frances, born 2 June 1728, to whom her fa- 

ther bequeathed 5000I. and was married purfuant to inden- 
ture, 26 November I747> to John Gore, Efq. created 
Lord Annally, but by him who died in 1783 when that 
title expired, fhe had no illue, 
(2) Ifabella to whom her father alfo bequeathed 5000I. ; 

7 March 1770 {he married Sir Charles Style of Watering- 
bury in the county of Kent, Bart, and by him who died iS 
April 1774, has ifTue a fon Sir Charles, fucceflbr to his fa- 
ther, and a daughter Dorothy 4. 
Edward, Edward the fecond Vifcount Powerfcourt was born 23 
a 0<5tober 1729 ; after a learned education at home, he vi- 
Vifcount. ^j-ejj (-j^e courts of many foreign piinces ; and on his return 
was chofen to parliament for Stockbridge in the county of 
Hants; he fat firft in the houfe of peers, 15 February 
1762 ', and dying unmarried in London 6 May 1764, 
was fucceeded by his only brother 
Richard, Richard the third Vifcount, who was baptized 24 De- 
3 cember 1730, received 6000I. by the bequeft of his father, 
Vifcount. an^j fat firft in the Houfe of Peers on the deceafe of Jiis 

brother, 22 October 1764*. — In September 1760, 

he married Lady Emilia Strattord. daughter of John 


fervlces in Parliament, rendered himfelf to be no lefs regarded by 
his country, than his conftant and hearty Attachment and fidelity to 
ourfelves and our government have made him acceptable to us, and 
worthy to fuftain the honours, enjoyed by his illullrious anceftors. 
Know ye therefore, &c. (Rot. Anno. 17. Geo. IL 3. p. f.) 

' Mentioned in his v\'ill dated 14 March 1747, and proved 5 
February 1752, in court of Prerogative. 2 Collet. ^ Idem 
* Lodge and Colleift. 5 Lords Jour. IV. 237. ^ Idem. 34a. 

FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK- 279 

Earl of Aldborongh, and deceafing 8 Auguft 1788, aged 
58 was buried at Powerfcourt, having had iilue three Ibns 
and three daughters, viz. Richard, his heir; John; Ed- 
ward, who died in April 1767; Martha; Emilia; and 
i Richard the fourth and prefcnt Vifcount Powerfcourt, Richard, 
' was born 29 October 1762 ' ; and 20 February 1789 he 4 
had his introdu6tion to the Houfe of Peers. Vifcouut. 


' Titles.] Richard Wingfield, \ifcount Powerfcourt of 
Powerfcourt, and Baron Wingfield of Wingtield. 

I* Creation.] B. Wingfield of Wingfield in the coun- 
ty of Wexford, and V. Powerfcourt of Powerfcourt in the 
county of Wicklow, 4 February 1743, 17 Geo. II. 

I Arms.] Pearl, on a bend, ruby, cottifed, diamond, 
three pair of wings conjoined, of the field. -. •; 

Crest.] On a wreath, an eagle riling with wings ex- 
panded, pearl, beholding the fun in its fplendor. 

|i • Supporters.] Two pegafuHes, pearl, with expanded 
wings, manes, and hoofs, topaz. 
Motto.] Fidelite Est De Dieu. 

r Seats.] Powerfcourt in the county of Wicklow, 10 
jpiles from Dublin, and Powerfcourt -Houfe, in William- 
Street, Dublin, 

> »» » >» ^ : ^«K« « « ^«-^ 


HE family of Flore or Flower, an ancient and eml- 34 

ent name in the county of Rutland, had a feat in the 

own of Oakham on a fair eftate of treehold, namely, ten 

meffuagcs, 100 acres of land, ten of meadow, with the 

appurtenances, held of the Lord of the manor by Fealty 

only ; which eftate, or the greateft part of it, was fold in 

Q. Elizabeth's reign by William Flower, a cada of the fa- 

' ' 'y milv, 

V " . « Ulfter. • • ', 

2^0 FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK. 

mily, to Hugh Booth, Re6lor of Cuflington in Le'iceller" 
fhire . 
William, William Fiore of Oakham, Efq. was Sheriff of the 
county of Rutland lO of Richard IL* and its reprefenta- 
tive in parliament the 6 and 8 of that King ; with his wife 
Elena, he h'es buried in the body of Oakham-church, un- 
der a ftone with this circumfcription y 

>J< Hicjacent Willielmus Flore et Elena 
Uxor ejus, qui quidem Willielmus obiit 
Primo " Septuagefimo nono, quor' 

Animabus propitietur Deus. Amen ^. 

jR-oge?. Roger Flower his fon and fucceffor, wa$ Knight of the 
{hire for the faid county 2o Rich. II- ; i and 4 Hen. IV« 
and 2 Hen. V. being in 4, 5 and 7 years of the lad 
reign, and i Hen. VI. Speaker of the Houfe of Com- 
mons. — He was a perfon of great note in the faid town 
and county ; and the charities, devifed by his will, are a 
fignal monument of his piety. He died in, or about the 
year 1424, appointing by his will, that he fliould be buried 
in the church of All-Saints in Oakham, and his heft ani-= 
mal to be given to the Vicar for a mortuary, to whom alfo 
he gave ten fhillings for tythes forgotten ; to the Chaplain 
of Oakham he bequeathed 2 Ihillings, and to every otliei 
Chaplain inhabiting the fame town one fliiiling ; to the 
£;uilds of the Holy Trinity, the bleffed Virgin, and St» 
Michael of Oakham 40 {hillings ; and to every order of 
Friars at Stamford, the Carthufians at Coventry.o the Ab- 
bey of Wcdminfler, and the priory of Laund, 6 marcs to 
pray for the fouls of Catharine his late wife, W^illiam his 
father^, Ellen his mother, Edmond Duke of York, &c. 
and ID certain Chaplains to celebrate for his own foul, the 
foul of K. Henry V. and thofe above-named, 40I. ; to the 
poor, and the performing of his exeqpies 50 marcs ? to the 
ahns'houfe of Oakham, towards repairing of the Chapel, 
znd ornaments of the altar, 50 fhillings, and to every poor 
jnzn of the Jioufe four-pence ; to the mending of the high- 
';vay^, bridges and c.iufeways, at Oakham, the like fum of 
50 fhillings ; and to 2G poor people there, each a gown of 
Coventry-frize, and a new fhirt. Being the IcfTee or far- 
msr of the parfonage tythes at Oakham, under the Abbot 


> WrJgUt/s Rutland e*^. * Idtm. is^n i Idem. 98. 


and convent of Weftminfter, he gave to every Monk of 
that abbey, being a pried, one Hiilhn^, and no pricft, 8 
ptjnce ; to the great guild at 'Coventry, 40 (hillings; to 
the priory of Brooke, 13s. 4d. ; to the Nuns of Langley 
and Huntingdon, and the priory of Ncwftead near Stam- 
ford, each the like fum ; to the mafler of the chantry at 
Manton (one of his executors) his own pair of beads, with 
ten Aves of hlver, and a Pater nojhr gilt; praying him to 
be mindful of him, when he faid over our Lady's Pfalter 
on them. He alfo chiefly built the fpire of the ilccple of 
Oakham ; and to his fecond wafe, who furvived him, he 
grave the manors of Steneby and Braceby in Lincolnfhire, 
if {lie took upon her the mantle and ring, and vowed cha!- 
tity. — His firil: wife was Catharine, daughter and heir to 
f William Dalby of Exton in the county of Rutland, Efq. * 
by whom he had five fons and one daughter, who mar" 
ried Sir Henry Pleffington of Burley in the faid county, 
and Ihe lies buried in Oakham church near the north dooij, 
where was engraven on a plain ftone : •• . 

=— — - — Filia Rogeri Flore, quondam 
i Uxor Henrici Pieffington. ' ' 

Thomas Flore of Oakham y the elded Ton, in 1430 was Thoma^ 
iVieriff cf the county of F^utland, and three years after ^ 
returned by the King's commiiTioiiers appointed to take ac- 
count of all the gentry of England, one of the gentlemen 
oV that county, of which he was again fherifT in J 441, 
. 1450, 1456, 1465, and 1470.'— He married Agnes, daugh- 
I ter and heir to Richard'Saltby of the county of Lincoln, 
Efq. •^ and dying 6 December 1473, was buried in the 
church of Oakham, near the north building, under a 
fione adorned with brafs plates and fculpture, thus in- 
I fcribed ;'•'•'••'•-- 

Hie jacent Thomas Flore quondam de 
Okeham Armiger, qui quidem Thomas 
Obiit die Lunse prima poft Feftum Sandi 
Nicholai Epifcopi, An. Dom. Mil. CCCCLXXIIL 
Cujus Anim.e propicietur Deus. Amen. 

^ V . Roger, 

» Wright's Rutland, 136. 2 Fuller's Worthies of Rut, 

3 Wright, p. 136 

232 FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK. 

Roger. Roger, his Ton and heir, fucceeded at Oakham, and by 
Jane, daughter and coheir to Sir Johri Fraunces of Bur- 
5'^ ley S was father of Sir Richard Flower, who removed to 
Richard. Whitwcll in the fame county of Rutland^ where he had a 
good feat and ellate of freehold, viz. two melTuages, 40 
acres of land, 20 of meadow, and a water-mill ^, which 
lie held of the prior of St. John of Jerufalem in England, 
as of his manor of Whitwell, by the rent of feven {hillings 
a^d fuit of court there. — In 1501 (17 Hen. VII.) he was 
a Knight, and fherifFof the county of Berks 3, which of- 
fice in 1507 he ferved for Rutlandihire ; and dying 16 
September 1523 ^(15 Hen. VIII.) an office was taken af: 
Ketton 7 November following, before John Molefworth, 
efcheator, whereby it was found, that he died feized (among 
other things) of the manor of Little-Hambleton, with lands 
there and in Great-Hambleton, a fair eftate in Oakham, 
the medietyof one meffuage, 15 acres of land and 5 acres 
of meadow in Langham ; 100 acres of wood in Burley, 
alfo a mefTuage, 10 acres of land, and 10 of meadow in 
Exton 5..— His firft wife was Elizabeth, daughter and co- 
heir to Sir John Teffington of Stamford, Knt. by whom 
he had Roger, his fucceflbr at Whitwell, who by the faid 
inquilition was found to be then 30 years old and up- 
wards, and by Dorothy, daughter of Reginald Conyers 
of Wakerly in the county of Northampton, Efq. (who 
remarried with Andrew Noel of Dalby in Leicefterfhire, 
and of Brooke in Rutlandihire, anceftor by her to Sir Ver- 
ney Noelof Kirby-Mallory, created a Baronet 6 July 1660) 
had Richard Flower of Whitwell, Efq. who married Alice, 
daughter of Sir John Harrington of Exton, and had John 
his heir, (herifF bf the county of Rutland for the years 
1565, 1569, and 1577,' who marrying Mary, (or Marge- 
ry) only daughter of Anthony Colley of Glaifton in the 
faid county, by his firft wife Catharine, daughter of Sir 
William Skeffington of Skeffington, had John Flower, Efq« 
(anceftor by Jane, daughter of Ralph Sheldon of the county 
of Worcefter, Eiq. to the family forne time after refiding 
at Whitwell) and three daughters, Anne, married to Ro- 
bert Kay of Woodfome in Yorkfriire, Efq. Alice, to Charles 
Segrave ; and Mary ^. ■ . 

Sir Richard Flower by his fecond wife Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of William Brookeiby of the county of Leicefter, had 

George, many children , of whom George, the fixth fon, married 


'Wright, p. IS 5. '2 Idem. 3 Fuller's Worthies. * Wright. 136, 
5 Idem. 157. ^ Idem. I36. 


Margaret daughter of John SaHibury, Efq. and was father 
of Francis Flower, fome time an attendant on Sir Chrifto- 
pher Hatton, Lord Chancellor of England, whofe fon 
George in Q^ Elizabeth's reign embracing a military life. Sir 
wa5 a very adive and brave ofHcer again it the rebels in George. 
Ireland, commanding a company of 100 foot in the old 
army. His condu6l and courage were fo well approved, 
that in Apnl 1600 he was fent into Carbery in the county 
of Cork, with 1200 foot and 100 horle, to opoofe Florence 
Mac-Carthy and others in rebellion, when he dcflroycd 
the country as far as Rofs ; and in liis return falling into 
an amhufh, laid for him by the faid Florence, with 2000 
men at Awnebuy, between Kinglale and Cork, he extri- * 

cated himfelf with great refolution and bravery, killing 
Carbry O Connor and 100 rebels, and wounding as many^ 
more, without the lofs of any perfon of note, having two 
horfes killed under him. 

After this he was made Serjeant-Major of her Majefty'* 
army, and in that ftation fent by the prefident of Munftcr 
in 1601, to aliift Sir John Berkeley, Governor of Co- 
naught, v/ith 1000 foot, to prevent the paffage of the Iriih 
over the Shannon : On 29 March he arrived at Quin in 
Thomond, where having intelligence that they were at no 
great diftance, he drew towards them, and by a fniart en- 
gagement put them entirely to the rout. On 21 April he 
returned to Limerick, and thence 28 September went to 
view the enemy's fituation and numbers near Kingfale, 
who fallied out upon him, but met with fo warm a recepti- 
on, as obliged them to retire; and about the fame tune 
having taken Mac-Donogh-Durrov/, brother to the gover- 
nor of Cloghan-caftle near Baltimore, he fummoned the 
place, and fent the governor word, he would hang his bro- 
ther, if he did not inftantly furrendcr ; but a prieft, lately 
arrived from Rome, being in the caftle, whom he would 
not give up, he fuffered his brother to be executed ', yet, 
having found means to procure the prieft's efcape, he fued 
for prote6fion four days after, and furrendered the caftle. — 
And the irifli being routed 24 December, he and Captain 
Hervey were fent to receive the cafllesof Downbay, Caftle- 
haven, and Baltimore from the Spaniards, purfuant to the ^ 
articles of capitulation ; after which he was knighted, and 
I Auguft 1627 was appointed Governor and Conftable of 
the fort, newly erefted in Waterford, being alfo in 13 of 
that month joined in commiflion with Sir Richard Ald- 
worth ajid.Sir Francis Slmgft^y, to execute jointly and fe- 


284 PLOWER, Vis.cbuNf ASKBROOK. 

' • parately martial law, upon all offenders among the old 
fleet foidiers and the new levies within the province of 
^ Miinlier, according to the late orders ox war, eftablilhed 
for the good conduQ: of his Majefty's fervice in Ireland. 
— ^Soon after this he died> and was fucceeded by his Ton 

Sir Sir William Flower, who, during the rebellion pf 1641, 

William, was an officer in the army under Michael Jones, Governor 

o{ Dublin ; by whom and the parliament commiflioners 

he was leized 22 July 1648, with other ofEcers, on fufpi- 

cion of their affection to the Marquefs of Orrriond, their 

former General^ then upon his return into the kingdom, 

and fent prifoners to England ; But he lived to fee the re- 

iloration of the King, to whofe firft parliament in 1.661 he 

v/as returned member for Irifntown ; was made Captain of 

a foot company, and afterwards Lieutenant-Colonel to his 

Majeily's regiment of guards in Ireland ; was fworn of his 

privy council; appointed 22 May 1662 one of the truftees 

for fatisfying the arrears of the commiflloned officers, who 

ferved the King in Ireland before 5 June 1649; and his 

Majefty 5 June 1663 demifed to him, jointly with Tho- 

inas Piggott, Efq. one of his Majefly^s privy council, all 

the eflate of Charles Dunn (fon and heir to Barnaby Dunn, 

lifq.) of Ballybrittas in the Queen's county, forfeited for 

rebellion, to hold for 31 years, at the rent of 2ol. a year, 

during the life of Sybilla Dunn, otherwife Piggott, relict 

of the faid Barnaby, and 30I. a year after her deceafe.— 

He had alfo three grants of lands under the a6ls of fettle- 

snent ; was appointed 19 July 1669, with John Povcy^ 

Efq. Sir Amos Meredyth, Bart» Sir William Usfher, Knt. 

and Alderman Peter Wybrants, commiffioners of Appeals, 

concerning the duties of excife and new im.pofls, with the 

yearly fee of 120I. each, and 26 O6iober 1675 again 

made a truflee for the (49) officersj according to the intents 

and purpofes of the King's declaration of 30 November 

1660, for the fettlement of the kingdom. 

He married Frances, daughter of Weaker W^eldon of 
Si:. John's Bower in the county of Kildare, Efq. widow of 
William, fon of Sir Aithur Savage of Rheban, Knt. and 
by her who died 26 December 1673, and was buried the 
28 atFinglas, had three Tons and one daughter; Thomas, 
his heir; L. Colonel Henry Flower, whofe fervices were 
rewarded with a grant of lands under the a£tsof fettlement, 
^•ho in 1654 married 7\nne Ilawtrey, but died witliout if- 
fiie 6 September 1678 ^ Captain William Flower; and 
. • ■ .; ' . Alice; 


Alice, married to Richard Jones, Efq. And by his fccond 
■wife. Sir William had a daughter Anne, married to Ro- 
bert Mercer of Dublin, merchant. 

Thomas Flower of Durrow in the county of Kilkenny, Thoma?. 
Efq. the eldeft fon, lived alfo at Finglas near Dublin ; was 
attainted 7 May 1689 by K.. James's parliament, having 
his eftate fequeftered, and 70oI.perronal fortune taken from 
him, to which he wasreftored by K. William, whofe army 
he fupplied from his granaries with above a thoufand bar- 
rels of wheat. On 17 January 1683 he married firft 

Mary., fourth daughter of Sir John Temple, Attorney-Ge- 
neral of Ireland, fifter of Henry, Vifcount Palmerfton, by 
her he had one fon William, created Lord Caftle-Durrow, 
and a daughter Mary, who died unmarried. By his fe- 
cond wife the daughter of Mr. Jeffreys of the county of 
Brecknock in Wales, he had a fon Jeffreys, and a daughter 
Catharine, baptized 9 December 1694, who died young. 

Oil 4 May 1700 he makes his will (the probate bears 
date 4 July following ') and thereby bequeaths his body to 
be buried at Finglas, in a vault to be made by his execu- 
tors, and leaves 150I. to erefl a tomb, which he was obliged 
to do by his uncle's will ; all his real eftate in Ireland, he 
gave to his eldefl: fon William, to his fecond fon Jeffreys, 
and to his own brother Captain William Flower, and the 
heirs of their bodies fucceflively ; remainder to his right: 
heirs for ever. And whereas, upon a fettlement made by 
his wife, he had power to charge his eftate in Brecknock- 
fhire with 2000I. at his death, he left the faid eftate, which • 

he had difcharged from feveral incumbrances, to his fecond 
fon Jeffreys, remainder to his eldeft fon William, remain- 
der to his brother William, and their refpedive heirs fuc- 
ceflively, remainder to his right heirs ; bequeathed to his 
eldeft fon all his chatties real and perfonal in Ireland, and 
to his fecond fon all his perfonal effate in Brecknockfliire, 
to his brother William, the annuity of 50I. a year for life, 
out of the Irifli eftate, and all his right to what was due to 
him from the King for 1000 and odd barrels of wheat; to 
his aunt Stephens of Chepftow 15I. ; to his aunt Elizabeth 
Pitt 15I. ; to his fifter Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffreys lol. ; and to 
Francis Oakwell 61. yearly, during their lives. To his good 
friend Nicholas Plunkett, Efq. his gold clock-watch and 
20I. to buy a ring ; to his good friend Mr. James Spooner his 
grey gelding and 20I. to buy mourning i to his good friend 

I R*g, Dioc^fs Offory. 

286 FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK. 

John, Bifhop of OfTory 2oI. to buy a ring and his befl 
gdding or mare; and to Mr. John Price of Brecon 20L 
to buy a ring, appointing him and WiUiam Flower his 
brother to be executors of fuch part of his will as related 
to his fon Jeffreys, defiring that he might be continued at 
fchool in Ireland, till fit for the Univerfity> and then to 
be fent to the College of Dublin or Oxford, as his over- 
feers fliould fee fit ; and appointed the faid Bifhop, his good 
friend Sir John Temple, and his faid brother William, to 
be overfeers of fuch part of his will as related to his fon 
William. To the parifli of Finglas he gave 30I. with 20L 
more that his daughter Mary defired might be given, to be 
put out at interefl for them, on fuch fecurity, as Sir John 
Hely, Chief Juftice of the Common Pleas, the Re6lor of 
the Church for the time being, and Mr. James Spooncr 
fhould approve of, or elfe to be laid out on a purchafc, and 
the profits thereof to be paid to fuch poor of the parifh, as 
his heir and the Re6ior fhould dire6i:. He alfo left to the 
parifh-poor of Kanerynath in Brecknockfhire and of Chep- 
ifow, 5I. each ; and two acres of land near Chepflow, 
which he had purchafed from Mr. Richard Morgan, towards 
keeping his great-grandmother's tomb in repair, and the 
overplus to be diftributed among the poor of the parifh on 
25 February yearly. 
"William, William Flower, Efq. who fucceedcd at Durrow*, was 
» baptized 11 March, 1685, and in O(9:ober 17 15 chofen to 
iJaron. jeprefent. the county of Kilkenny in parliament, as he was 
in that month 1727 theboroughofPortarlington, for which 
he had ferved in the reign of Q^ Anne, and in 1731 was 
fherifF of the county of Kilkenny. — His Majefly thinking 
him, who had fat fo long in the lower houfe of parliament^ 
worthy a place in the upper houfe, was pleafed by privy 
feal, dated at Hampton-court 4 September, and by patent -f 
« 27 O6tober 

* On II O6^ober 1676, for the fum of 5000I. a mortgage from 
the Earl of Arran of lool. a year-rent, upon the lands of Durrow 
and Ballyfpellan in the county of KHkenny, was made to his father; 
and his Lordfhip 19 February 1708 had a releafe of the lands of 
Durrow and others from James, Duke of Ormond, to him and his 
heirs for ever, at the rent of 681. 13s. 4d. with three fat beeves, or 
4I. 8s. 6d. per annum in lieu thereof, at the Duke's elecVion, &c. be- 
ing the rents and duties referved when the premifes were granted by 
leafe to his grandfather. And 15 Odober 1703 he had the grant of 
a Friday market, and three fairs to be held every fecond Thurfday 
in May, Auguil, and November, at Durrow. 

'1^ '^I'he Preamble. Cum fidelis et perquam dile<5tus nofter Guliel- 
mm Fiv>w«i de Caflle-Dufrow in Regno nollro Hibeniiae Armiger 




27 Oaober 1733, to create him Baron of Caftle-Durrow ; 
and 2 November he took his feat in the Houfe of Peers '; 
and was called into his Majefty's privy council. — He mar- 
ried Edith, daughter of Toby Caulfield of Clone in the 
county of Kilkenny, and decealing 29 April 1746, was pri- 
vately buried in the family vault at Finglas purluant to his 
will 2, having had iiTue two fons and two daughters ; Jef- 
frey, baptized 26 September 17 17, died young; Henry i 
the eldeft daughter died young ; and Rebecca the young- 
eft, married 6 July 1741 to James Agar Efq. member 
of parliament for Gowran, and had ifl'ue ^, 

Henry, the fecond Lord Caftle-Durrow, in Auguft 1740 Henry, 
was made Cornet of a troop of Horle, and foon after a ,. ' 
captain. He took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 28 Oao-- ^'^f'-^^^f' 
ber 1747*, and his Majefty was pleafed to advance him 
further in the Peerage, by creating him Vifcount Aftibrook 
by privy feal, dated at Kenfington 24 Auguft, and by patent 5 
30 September 1751, by which title his Lordfhip took his 
feat 8 06tober following *. 

In March 1740 he married Elizabeth 7, daughter of 
Lieutenant-General William Tatton, and his Lordfhip* 
dying at St. Stephen's-Green Dublin 27 June 1 752, was 
buried at Finglas, having iflue by her who died 10 Febru*- 
ary 1759, one fon William, and two daughters. 


Avos fuos Gulielmum Flower et Johtnnem Teniple,Milites,aliofqu« 
Majores, fumma, in Principemffuum Fidelitate, Yirtutibus, bono- 
rumque Morum fimilltudine imitatus, in diverfis parliamenti Hiber- 
nici Seffionibus fe probe, incorrupte, et honelta Moderatione gefliiret; 
dumquein privatis Rebus agebat, tamjullae quamftabilis Amicitiae 
Exempla praebuiffet ; haec Veritas et Fides, base finceri Animi con- 
ftantia, base Integritas vit'^, Benignitatem regiam et Nobilitatis no- 
men gradumque merentur, Sciacis igitur, &c. (Rot. A9. 7 Geo« 
II. 1. p. f.) V 

* His Lordfhip made his will 25 June 1752, proved 31 July fol- 
lowing, and thereby devifed his eftate to his only fon William and 
his iffue male and female ; remainder to his daughters Elizabeth 
and Mary and their iffue male and female. Appointed his Lady 
and Henry, Vifcount Palmerfton, executors and guardians of the 
perfon and eftate of his fon, and guardians of the fortunes of his 
daughters, being 6000I. a piece, and his wife guardian of their per- 
fons. He left to his fifter Rebecca Agar 50I, and it appears by faid 
will that his Lady had loool. a year jointure, (Prerog. Off.) 

« Lords Jour. III. 235. « Prerog Off. ^ See V. Clifden, 

» ^ Lords Jour. III. 66 $* * Rot. A©. 9,$ Ceo, 11. a p. f. R. i. 

I ^ Lords Jour. III. 78a* 7 UllUr, 

<^ V 

8 ^ FLOWER> Viscount ASHBROOK; 

n ) Elizabeth, born at Caftle-Durrow 26 January 1 741 ; ani 

(^2) Mary, born in Dublin T2 February 1747, married i Ja^ 

nuary 1788, to the Rev. John Nichol, Rector of Remen- 
ham in Bucks. 
William, William, the fecond Vifcount, was born at Cadlc-Dur- 
,. ^ row 25 June 1744. — -He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
\ifcount. -jyjj.^ Ridge of the county of Oxford, and deceafed in Au= 
guft 1780, having had ilTue two fons and four daughters, 
''^iz. William, his heir ; Hcnry-JeflFreys, born 16 Novem- 
ber 1776 9 daughters EHzabeth, Harriot, Carohne, and So- 
phia ^ 
Wiiriam. WilHam, the third and prefent Vifcount Alhbrook was 

^.r^ born 19 Odober 1767, and is unmarried. 


Titles.] William Flower, Vifcount Afhbro'ok, and 
Baron of Caftle-Durrow. 

Creation.] B. of Caftle-Durroiv in the county cF 
Kilkenny 27 Odober 1733, 7 Geo. II. ; and V. Ailibrook 
in the kingdom of Ireland 30 September 1751, 25 Geo. 


Arms.] Quarterly^ the firll and fourth pearl, on ^ 
cheveron voided, diamond, between three ravens, each 
holding an ermine fpot in its beak, proper, as many pel- 
lets. The fecond and third ruby, three towers, pearl, both 
borne by the name of Flower. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a raven, as in the coat. 

Supporters.] Two tygers, reguardant, proper, gofg'd 
"with ducal coronets and chains, topaz. 

Motto.] Mens Conscia Recti. 

Seat.] Caftle-Durrow in the county of Kilkenny, 60 
miles fmm Dublin, 

« Ulfter, 

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• ■ 


HE family of Morres, or Morreis, defcended from the 5 
houfe of Montmorency, came into England with William 
the Conqueror, and having lands granted to them in the 
principality of Wales> foon after fettled in the Ifle of An- 

Harvey de Monte-Marifcoe^i -who lived at Beaumaris, 
being nephew to Richard, Earl of Chepflow, commonly 
called Earl Strongbow, attended his uncle into Ireland in 

the reign of K. Henry II. On the redu6tion of the 

kingdom he obtained confiderable grants of lands in the 
counties of Wexford, Tipperary, and Kerry ; feme of 
which are flill vefted in the family, but the greater part 
were carried by intermarriages into the houfes of Ormond 
and Leinder. 

The faid Harvey, in II75> married Neda, daughter of 
Maurice Fitz-Gerald, anceflor to the Dukes of Leinder. 
In 1178, or 1 1 79 he founded and largely endowed the ab- 
bey of Dunbrody in the county of Wexford 5 in 1 179 he 
retired from the world and became a brother in the monaf- 
tery of the Holy Trinity in Canterbury, hut he was buried 
at Dunbrody, where a (lately monument was crefled to 
his memory. He left the remainder of his large eftate Lo 
his brother GeofFry de Marreis, or Marifcoe, who was 
chief governor of Ireland in 1215, 1226, and 1230; one ot 
his defcendanl;^ in K. Edv^ard II. time was created a peer 
by the title of de Monte Marifcoe, but he wa« foon after 
killed, with his fon,in a fea light with pirates who then in- 
fefted the coafts of Ireland. 

John, of Knockagh in the county of iTipperary, an- 

ceftor to this noble Lord, was created ^ Kmght Baronef: 

Vol. v.' U by 



by patent 28 March 1632, he married a daughter of 
Pierce Walfh of Abingdon in the county of Limerick, and 
was father of Redmond, who married Ellis daughter of 
Garret Wale, of the ancient family of Coolnemucky, in 
the county of Waterford, and had ilfue John (who 
was father of Redmond, which Redmond had a fon Si- 
mon) ; Harvey ; and Edmond. 

Harvey. Harvey, the fecond fon carried on this line.-^ — *-He 
fettled at Caftle-Morres in the county of Kilkenny, 
obtained a grant from K. Charles II. ereding that eftate 
into the manor of Caftle-Morres, with very ample privi- 
leges ;■ he marrired Frances third daughter of Pierce Burler of 
Barrowmount, in the county of Tipperarv, Efq. of the 
houfe of Ormond ; and had feveral fons, but the only fur- 
vivor was 

Francis. Francis, who in Auguft 1706, married Catherme daugh- 
ter and heirefs to Sir William Evans of Kilkreen, in th6 
county of Kilkenny Bart, and by her who died 6 Augufit 
1747, had ilTue three fons. 
(i) Harvey, created Vifcount Mount-Morres. 

(2) Sif William-Evans, created a Baronet, 24 April 1758 ; 
he married firft Margaret, daughter and heirels to Jofiah 
Haydocke of the city of Kilkenny, Efq. and of Buelick in 
the county of Tipperary, and by her who died 22 Augufl 
^753> ^^^^ iff'J^ one fon Haydocke-Evans, and two daugh- 
ters Ifabella and Mary ; I July 1755 he married fecondiy^ 
Maria-Juliana, eldeft daughter and coheir to William 
Byves of Upper-Court in the county of Kilkenny Efq., 
and by her had one fon William-Ryves, born 7 November 
^7^3-" — "Sir William was fucceeded by his eldeft fon Sir 
Haydocke-Evans ; who married the only daughter of Ralph 
Gore ci Barrowmount in the county of Kilkenny 3- but dy- 
ing in December 1776, without iffue by his [ady, who 
remarried with William Gore of St. Valori in the county 
of Wicklow,- Efq. by whom fhe has iffue ; he was fucceed- 
ed in the title of Baronet, by his only brother Sir William- 
Ryves Morres. 

(3) Redmond, one of his Majefly's council at law; he rc- 
prefented the city of Dublin in parliament, and died at 
BrufTels in 1784. He married 27 March ^740, Elizabeth 
fole daughter and heir to Francis Lodge of the city of 
Dublin, Efq., and had iiTue, two fons and three daughters 
viz. Lodge-Evans, (member of parliament for the bo- 
rough of BandoU'Bridgf, and treafurer to the general poll- 

-^ .. ■ ., . . . . ^ ' office ; 


bffice ; in 177 1 he married a daughter of Mr. Fade, fne 
died in February 1787 without iflue) ; Redmond in holy- 
orders ; the daughters were Eleanor, married 27 March 
1762 to Robert Browne of Brownes-Hill in the county of 
Cariow, Efq. ; Frances,to Andrew Prior of Rathdowny 
in the Qiieen's County Efq. ; and Elizabeth to Ephraim 
Hutchinfon of the city of Dublin, Efq. 

Harvey, the elded Ton fucceeded at Caftle-Morres ; re- 
prefented the borough of Iriih-Town in parliament, and ^^'^j^^^'» 
was created Baron of Mount Morres, by privy feal at Ken- Vifcounv, 
iington, 23 April 1 756 ' and by patent 4 May ^ fame year ; 
and 7 of that month was introduced and took his feat 
in the upper houfe of parliament 3. 19 April 1763 "^ by 
|)rivy feal at St. James's, and by patent at Dublin 29 * 
June following, was further advanced to the dignity of 
Vifcount Mount Morres, and took his feat by that title 1 1 
OcS^ober 1763 ^\ 

He married firfl: 3 November 1742 Lady Letitia ^ fourth 
daughter of Brabazon, late Earl of Befborough, and by 
her who died 9 February 1754, had iffue one Ton Harvey- 
Redmond ; two daughters, viz. Letitia (married firft to ' 
the hori. Arthur Trevor, only fon of Arthur V ifcount 
Dungannon, and fecondly to R.andal-William, the pre- 
fent Earl of Antrim) ; and Jane born in January 1749—1 
50 to the Rev. Jofeph Pratt. He married fecondly in Jul/ 
1755, Mary^'eldeft daughter of William Wale of Coolenc- 
mucky in the county of Waterford, Efq. niece to Brabazon 
Earl of Befborough, and reli6l: of John Baldvv^in of Curra- 
lanty in the King's County, Efq., whom fhe married 15 
April 1734, and he died without iffue in 1754; by this 
lady who was born 9 January 17 13, and died in Septem- 
ber 1779, his Lordfhip had Francis-Harvey born i Sep- 
tember 1756, and William born in 1760*^; his Lordlhip 
deceafed 6 April 1766, arid was fucceeded in the title by 
his eldeft fon 

Harvey-Redmond the fecond and prcfent Vifcount, who H^^rv^^. 

fat firft in parliament 4 Ocloberi 77 7 9, and is yet un- Redrr.oi.d. 

married. , ^ 

• ' Vifcount, 

Vz Title?. 

» Rot. A®. 29°. Geo. 11. 4'- p. f. R. 30. 
* Idem. R. 31. ^ Lords Jour. IV, 77. 

4 Rot. pat. de. A°. 3 Geo. III. 3». p. I). R. ;q. 

5 Idem. R. 20, *^ Tournals. IV. 268. 

? riiter, f Id/ 9 Lords Jour. V. S- / 

292 TREVOR, Viscount DUNGANNON. 

Titles.] Harvey-Redmond Morres Vifcount and Ba- 
ron Mount-Morres. 

Creations.] B. Mount-Morres of Caftle-Morres, in 
the county of Kilkenny 4 May 1756, 29 Geo. II. and 
V. Mount-Morres of Caftle-Morres, 29 June 1763,3 

Geo. III. 

Arms.] Topaz, a fef& dancettc, and in bafe a Lion 
rain pant, Diamond. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a dcraj Lion rampant, diamond, 
armed ruby. 

Supporters.] Two angels praper^in loofe garments, 
pearl, crined and winged. Topaz. 

Motto.] si deus nobiscum, q^tis contra no^s. 
■ Seat.] C aftle-Morres, in the county of Kilkenny, 65 
miles from Dublinr ; 




Under the title of Earl of Hillsborough, the 
reader will obferve that Michael Hill of Hillfborough in 
the county of Down, Efq. great-grandfather to this noble 
Lord, married Anne, only daughter of Sir John Trevor 
of Brinkenalt in the county of Denbigh, Knt. andfifterto 
Arthur Trevor, Efq. by which Lady he had two fons ; Tre- 
vor, the eldeft, was created VifcounC Hillfborough, and 
Arthur the youngell, was created Vifcount Dungannon. 
Arthur Which Arthur Hill, Efq. was appointed 11 June 
I * 1719* keeper of the records in Birmingham Tower, on 
Tircount. the refignation of the Right Honourable Jofeph Addifon ; 
in December 1734, he refigned that office, and 8 March 
following, was conftituted (with Laurence Broderick Efq. 

_ . purfuant 

• Lodge. Edit. i5T4i IL 2+^. a"d M. S, Collect 

TREVOR, Viscount DUNGANNON. 293 

purfuant to a reverfionary grant made to them 27 March 
1718) regifterof the memorials of all deeds, conveyances, 
&c. in Ireland, an office, inftituted by ad of parliament 
6 Q^ Anne, and with which he was folely inverted 2 Oc- 
tober 1736, but furrendered the fame in May 1749, to 
John Burton, Efq. who refigned in favour of the Right 
Honourable George Ogle.-r— In the parliament called in 
1715, he ferved for the Borough of Hillfborough, in 1727 
was eleded Knight of the Shire for Down ; and in 1735 
he was Sheriff of that county.- — 20 Augufl .1750, he was 
fworn of his Majefty's molT: honourable Privy Council, and 
jby patent in 1754, was appointed Chancellor of the court 
X)f Exchequer, mto which office he was fworn 25 June 
iame year ; but he refigned in 1755 on being made a com^ 
miffioner of his Majefty's revenue.*— He married to his 
iirit wife Anne, third daughter and coheir to Jofeph Deane 
Efq., Chief Baron of the Exchequer ', but fhc dying at 
Gilgorm, about a year after her marriage, in child birth ^ 

(and the chiJd deceafing with her) he married fecondly, 
12 January 1737, ^ Anne, daughter and heir to Edmund 
Francis Stafford of Brownftown in the county of Meath, 
and of Portglenone in the county of Antrim Efq., who died 
in 1722 5 and by her (who was born 25 December 17 15, 
and yet furvives him ;) had iffue three daughters, viz, 
Anne (born 7 April 1740, and married 6 February 1759, 
to Garret created Earl of Mornington ;) Prudence, (born 
23 June 1742, and married 22 May 1765, to Charles 
Powell Leilie of Glaflough in the county of Monaghan^ 
Efq. ; Jane, who died unmarried 17 FqjDruary 1765, at her 
father's houfe m'G. Britain Street, aged 15 years, and 
was buried at St. Mary's Church in Dublin) ; and one fon 

Arthur born 24 December 1738, elected to parlia- 
ment for the Borough of 'Hiilfborough ; 27 February 1762, 
married Letitia eldeft daughter of Harvey, created Vif- 
count Mount Morres j and deceafmg 19 June 1770, left 
iffue by her (who remarried with Randal-William, Earl of 
Antrim,) one fon Arthur, who fu'c'ceeded to the title. 

In 1762, Mr. Hill became poijeffed of a confidcrable 
landed property in Wales, (the eitafer of his grandfather 
Sir John Trevor, lying in the counties of Denbigh, Salop, 
andMiddlefex, th^ fame being bequeathed by his mother's 

'. ' -' . '■ " brother 

f Sf^e Farlof S'uanaon.n. - Articles 4at:ed 1 1 January 1737. 


brother Arthur Trevor, Efq. fon of Sir John Trevor, Knt. 

aforefaid, which eftates were limited firfl to Arthur Hill 

and his iffue male, remainder in defauh thereof to Wills, 

Earl of Hillfborough and his ifliie male, with this provi* 

foe, that each perfon fo inheriting fhould affume the name 

and arms of Trevor) on which he changed his name from 

Hill to Trevor, by a6l of parliament ; and v/as advanced 

to the peerage of Ireland purfuant to privy fealat St. James's 

27 December 1765 [, and patent at Dublin 17 February 

1766 2, creating him Baron Hill of Olderfleet, and Vif- 

count of Dungannon, by which (latter) title he took his 

feat in the upper houfe ol parliament, 28 February 1766 -5, 

and his Lordihip deceafing in Dublin 30 January 1770, 

was interred at Belvoir.'— being fucceeded in the honours 

by his grandfon * 

Arthur Arthur, the fecond and prefent Vifcount, born 2 0<5to- 

* ber 17^3 and yet unmarried. 

* Titles.] Arthur Hill, Baron Hill of Oidcrfleet, and 
"Vifcount of Dungannon in Ireland. 

Creations.] Socreated 17 February 1766, 6 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Qiiarterly, ill:, and 4th. parte-per-bend, fmif- 
ter, ermine, and erminois, a lion rampant, armed ruby, 
for Trevor. 2d. and 3d. diamond, on a fefs, pearl, 
between three leopards, palTant guardant erminois, three 
cfcaliops, ruby, for Hill. 

Crest.] A wyvern, diamond, armed ruby. 

Supporters.] Two lions rampant, erminois, ducally 
gorged, proper. 

Motto.] quid verum atque deceng. 

Seats.] Belvoir,in the county of Down, 78 miles from 
Dublin, and Brinkenalt in the county of Denbigh. 

' ■ • ROWLEY. 

3 Signet office, and Rot. pat. A°. 6^. Geo. III. a*, p. f. R. 6. 
^ IdeiWo ■^ Lords Jour. Ill, 69. 4 Lodge Colled ajid Almon. 


i ^95 ) 

EOWLEY, Viscountess LANGFORP. 

A HE prefent Right Honourable Hercules Langford Row- o^i 
-5ey, derives his defcent from a family which was feated 
at Carmichan in the county of Chefter, where Randolfe Randolfe. 
Rowley was living in the reign of K. Edward IL— -He 
•was fucceeded by his fon Randolfe, living 19 K. Edward Randolfe. 
IIL who was the father of 

Roger de Rowley of Carmichan, living 13 K. Richard R^ger. 
II. which ^oger by Rofe his wife, had two fons, Randolfe, 
his heir, and Nicholas. 

Randolfe of Carmichan the elder fon, living in 2 K. 
Henry VI. married Margaret, daughter of John Lice- 
lor, and had Randolfe living 18 Henry VI. whofe fon 
Robert, had a fon Robert living 31 of that reign, who by 
Elizabeth his wife, had a fon, whofe name we have not re- 
covered, but according to the pedigree he remored his re- 
fidence to Elington, in the county of Huntingdon, and was 
father of Robert, who fold his lands of Carmichan and -.-,', 
other places in Cheihire to Henry Manwaring, Efq. 13 
Henry VIII. 

Nicholas, thefecond fon of Robert afore fa id, in 1429, Nicholas. 
7 K. Henry VI. married Cifley, daughter and coheir to 
Thomas Le Wolfe of Church-Lawton, in the county of 
Chefter, Efq. *; in her right he became feated there, and 
had ifTue John Rowley of Lawton, who had a fon John. John, 
living 7 Hen. VIII. j which John by Cifley his wife, had two John, 
fons, of whom Hngb, the eider dying without iifue, Vas 
fucceeded by his brother Vv'illiam Rowley of the fame place, . ^^ 
who married Ellen, daughter of Hugh Brercton of W^i- 
merfley, brother to Sir Andrew Brereton, Knt. and had 
^Ifue three fons, viz- '• . •' - x 

John, whofe only fon William, died young. ^'^ 


* Defcended from Wintlvknus de Rode, fecond fon and heir to 
IBenry tie Rode of Rode in the comity of Chefter, fuher of Ran- 
dolfe de Rode, alias le Wolfe of (Church-Lawton, anctilor in the 
fu\h delVent, to the faid 1 lionuis, father of Civeiy. 

2g6 ROWLEY, Viscountess LANGFORD. 

f2) Robert, who married Agnes, daughter of Richard Yard» 

Icy of Park, in the county of Stafford, and had a fon Wil- 
liam of Lawton, living in 1633, whofe offspring re- 
mained at Lawton 24 Auguft 1684; and 
(3) Hugh, who married Mary Rowley, daughter of ■■ . 

Hugh. Rowley of Shelton, in the county of Stafford, a younger 
branch of the Rowleys of Hickley in that county, and by 
her had iffue, thiee fons, who all fettled in the county of 
Derry ; in the reign of K. James L and were 

(1) John,ofCa{lle.Roe ; 

(2) Nathaniel, of the city of Londonderry, who married^ 
but died without ilTue 5 and 

(3) William, of Tobermore in the county of Londonderry, 
who for fome time bore arms againfl the rcbeh,, but died 
in April 1642 ; he married Mary, daughter of John Dil- 
lon of Caftle-Dillon in the county of Armagh, Efq. and 
had iffue three fons and three daughters^ viz. John, (lain 
at Ballymoney in the county of Antrim, in an engagement 
with the Iriih rebels in March 1641, as was his brother 
William, whofe eldeft fon Edward was living in April 
1662 and then 'of the age of 30 years ; Hugh Rowley of 
Culmore, Eliq. member of parliament for Newtown-Lema- 
vady in 1692; he married 17 OQober 1661, Mary, 
elded daughter of Edward Rowley of Caftle-Roe, Efq. 5 
Daughter Mary, born in 1629, died in 1684 ; Margery,' 
died young or unmarried ; and Catherine, married Wil° 
liam Smith, Archdeacon of Armagh. 

John. John, of Caftle-Roe, the elded Ion of Hugh, came into 
Ireland in the reign of K. James L as fole agent for the 
building of the towns of Derry and Coleraine, for the 
London Society, and brought his brothers already menti- 
oned, with him. In the parliament of 1613, he reprefcnt- 
ed the county of Coleraine, fo called before its erection in- 
to that of Londonderry ; upon the incorporation of the 
city of Derry, that year, he was by the charter appointed 
the fird mayor. Dying in 161 8 he left iffue by Mary' daugh- 
ter of Robert Gage of Rands in the county of Northamp- 
V ton, Efq. and Dowager of the barony of Kirkcudbright, 
one fon Edward and three daughters, viz. Anne, (marri- 
e.d to Tridram Beresford ^ of Coleraine, Efq. ancedor to 
the. noble family of Tyrone); Elizabeth who died young | 
and Mary ^, married to James Clotworthy, Efq. brother to 
John, created Vifcount Maffareene, and by him had an 

'- . •;.,-.* IHder Office, a idem. s Idem, 


only daughter Mary, married to the Hon. Robert FitZv 
Gerald, by whom (he was grandmother of James, firfl: 
Duke of Leinfter.— ~The Lady Baronefs Kirkcudbright, 
married thirdly Sir George Trevihan of Ncttlefeme in the 
county of Devon ; and (lie married laftly Robert M* Le- 
lan, Efq. and died 7 Au2;urt: 1639 '. 

Edward Rowley of Caftle-Roe, Efq. only fon of John, Edward, 
was reprefentative of the county of Londonderry, in 
the parliaments of 1634 and 1635.— -He was the firft who 
raifed a regiment of Foot againll the rebels in Ulfter, and 
died honourably in the field. He married Lettice ^^ daugh- 
ter of Sir Hugh Clotworthy ^ of Antrim, Knt. and fiftcr to 
the above-mentioned James Clotworthy, and by her who 
died 12 Odober 1681, had iflue tv/o fons and two daugh- 
ters, viz. 

John, who fucceeded his father. (1) 

Hugh, who married Martha, daughter and heir to Owen (-) 
O Coiiolly, the honoured difcoverer of the plot formed by 
the Iriih for the furprifal of Dublin 23 Odober 1641, and 
the mafl^icre of the protellants all over the king-dom. 

Daughter Mary, was married to Hugh Rowley of Cul- (i) 
more, Efq. as before obferved, and 

Lcttice, who died unmarried, 5 November 1642'^ , aged (2) 
20 years. 

John, the eldeft fon, born 22 May 1635, was knighted Sir John, 
in February 1661 for his important fervices at the time of 
the reftoration. He was member of parliament for the coun- 
ty of Londonderry in that year, and died 21 Auguft 1 679. 
He married 26 December 167 i, Mary *, eldelT: daughter 
of Sir Hercules Langford of Summer-Hill in the county 
of Meath, Bart, (by Mary, daughter of Henry UptOn of 
the county of Devon, aftervv^ards of Caftle-Norton in the 
county of Antrim. Efq. and had iffue Arthur ; Henry ; 
Theophilus ; Mary, and Martha ^ ; of whom Mary was the 
only furvivor) ; who dying 18 June 1683-, was buried 
at St. Michan's Dublin; and the eftate of Summer-Hill 
came to this family. Sir John Rowley had iffue by her, 
^ho died at Summer-Hill in 1684 one daughter, Lettice, 
ivho married Arthur, Vifcount Loftus of Ely ; and a fon - 

^nd heir 

" Hercules, 

^ Ulfl er's Office. « Idem. ^ Idem. ^ Ideni. ' 
5 Idun. 5 Idem. J Idem 

-pS ROWLEY, Viscountess LANGFORD. 

Hercules. Hercules, \vho was member of parliament for the county 
of Londonderry, from the year 1703, to his death 19 
September 1742 , he left iffue, by Frances daughter of 
Arthur Upton ot Caflle-Upton in the county of Antrim, 
Efq. whom he married in January 1705, a daughter 
Dorothy-Beresford, married to Richard Vifcount Powerf- 
court ; and a fon and fucceffor 
"Hercules- Hercul^'s-Langford, who in 1 743 was elected to pariiar 
Langford. j^ent in the room of his father, for the county of London- 
derry, and in 1761 for that of Meath, which he has con- 
tinued to reprefent in every parliament fince that time ; 
and is one of his Majefty's moft honourable Privy GounciL 
He married, 31 Auguil: 1732, EHzabeth * only daughter 
of Clot worthy L'pton Efq. (member of parliament for the 
borough of Newtown, in 1695, and in 1703 forthe county 
of Antrirn, which he reprefented to his death in June 
1725) by Jane his wife, daughter of JohnOrmfby of Bally- 
, venoge in the county of Limerick, Efq. and her only bro- 
ther John Ormfby dying without iffue, his eftates devolv- 
ed upon his niece Mrs. Rowley now lady Langford, who 
has had iffue three fons, and four daughters, viz- 
(i) Hercules % born 29 O6lober 1737, reprefentative in 

parliament for the county of Antrim. 
(3) Clotworthy, who 2o January 1775, married Elizabeth 

daughter of Wiljiam Croibie of the county of Kerry, Efq., 
and niece to Garret late Earl of Mornington ; he died in 
1781, leaving iffue by her who died 12 March 1779, an 
only daugliter Frances ^. 
/,) Arthur, deceafed. 

'^i) Daughter Jane ■*, married to Thomas Earl of Be£live; 

(2) Catherine, to Edward-Michael Lord Longford ; 

(2) Elizabeth I and 

/A Maria K ' ' 

His Majefty was pleafed to advance Mrs. Rowley to the 
peerage of this kingdom, by the titles of Vifcountefs Lang- 
ford of Langford Lodge, and Baronefs of Sunimerhill, 
with limitation of the honours of Vifcount and Baron to 
her heirs male by her hufband the Right Hon. Hercules 
Langford Rowley, by privy fcal, dated at St. Jaiiies's 27 
December 1765, and by patent at Dublin 19 Februaty, 
1766 ^ 

Titles.] EHzabeth-Ofir.fby RoTvlev, Vifcountefs 
Langford of Langford Lodge in the county' of Antrim, and 
Baronefs of Summerhill, in the county of Meath. 


' Umev's ofF.ce. « Ib'.l. 3 Ibid. < Ih'A. 

5 Umei'suiiice. * Rot. 6\ Geo. III. z. !>. f. R. 4. 


Creation.] So created i9February 1766, 6 Geo. III. 


diamond, a crofs moline, pearl. 

Crest.] As borne by Mr. Rowley, a wolfs head 
erafed, diamond, langued, ruby. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a pallas ; the finifter, the 
reprefidntation of temperance ; both proper. 

Motto.] Bear and forbear. 

Seat.] Summerhill, in the county of Meath, 20 milcc 
/^rom Dublin. ' '" 




Francis the first viscount v alentia 37 

married to his fecond wife, Jane, fifter to Pliilip firft Earl 
of Cliefterfield, reliaof Sir Peter Courtney, Bart. ; and by 
her had feven children, of whom the eldeft fon was . 

Francis.who was born in the parifh of St.G.les in the fields Fraaas. 
London, 23 J'-'n"==^y '628- He fi^ed his refidetjce ,n Ire- . 

land, living at Cioghmaghcricatt now Caftle-Wellan in the 
county of Down; to oppofe the arKitrary nieafures of K. 
Tames II. he raifed a body of horfc and foot, but ™3= c"-"- 
pelled to fly, and was attainted by the l-iCh P^^l'^^f' ^l^" 
fequeftered his eftate of 3901- a year. He married Deborah, 

> From Lodge e41t. i754. «■ *84. J8s. and colUftions. 

300 ANNESLFA% Viscount GLERA\tLY. 

daughter of Do6lor Hei^ry Jones, Bifliop of Meath and 
widow of John Boudier of Dublin^, Efq. and by her, who 
died 4 September 1672, and was byried at St. John's Dub- 
lin, had iffue three fons and five daughters, viz:. Francis, 
who fucceeded his father ; Arthur and Henry who died 
without iflue ; daughter Jane, married to James Bailie of 

' Inifhargie in the county of Down, Efq. and died his widow 

25 January 1748, ast. 87 ; Deborah, to the Rev. Charles 
Ward , Mary died an infant ; Anne married to Henry, 
only fon of Sir Edward Wood ; and Catherine the young- 
eft, died young. 

Fi-ancis. Francis, the only furviving fon, was baptlz.ed 24 Octo- 
ber 1663, was educated at the Inner-Tcmple, and deno- 
minated of Thorganby, Efq. By an a6l paffed the 11 
and 12 K. William, he was appointed one of the truflees 
for the fale of the forfeited eftates in Ireland ; and 9 Q^ 
Anne was conftituted one of the conimiffioners for ftating 
the public accompts of the kingdom, and fo continued for 
' three years; he ferved from the year 1705, in feveral par- 
liaments both in England and Ireland ; for the borotighs of 
Wedbury and Downpatrick, and was a leading member, 
and the firfl promoter in the Houfe of Commons, of the 
fcheme for building 50 new churches in the city and fub- 
urbs of London, and was one of the commiffioners for that 
purpofe. 5 July 1695, he married Elizabeth daughter of 
Sir Jofeph Martin of London, Knt., and had ifTue feven 
fons and two daughters, viz. 
(1) Francis, Lo L= D. a gentleman of great honour, can» 

dour, good breeding, charity and generolity ; in Septem- 
ber 1 7 25, he was prefented by Edward, Earl of Derby to the 
confiderable Benefice of Winwick in Lancafhire, and died i 
May 1 740 at Newport in the county of Salop, on his jour- 
ney to Bath. Whilft 'a youth at the Univerfity he married 
Elizabeth Sutton, but fhe being found guilty of adultery, 
he delivered a petition to the Houfe of Peers, praying to 
. , y have his marriage with tht faid Elizabeth dilToIved, and to 
enable him to remarry j upon reading the fame, 25 April 
1725 leave was given for a bill to be brought in for that pur- 
poie, which being done, it received the alfent of the houfe 
19 May following, and the royal alTent 31 of that month, 
in the iame year', whereupon he married fecondly Anne, 
daughter of Robert Gayer Efq. by his wife Lady Elizabeth 
. . J . t .. ;. ; i . Anneiley 

* See RufFhead's Eiiglilli Statutes of that year, in table of conttn^l 



Annefley, and by her had ifiue,three rons,viz. Arthur, Fran- 
cis, and Jarnes. Arthur the elded, fucceedcd to confidcraMe 
cflates in Oxfordftiire and in the North oflreland i and he 
died in 1775, leaving ilTue two fons, the elder of whom 
Arthur, is now in pollelfion of the family inheritance, and 
married to Mifs Hardy. 

Henry, baptized 29 September 1700, was Captain (2) 
of thi^ Diamond ihip of war a fifth rate of 40 guns j and 
died in 1728 in the Weft Indies. 

Martin Anneiley, D. D. baptized 12 06lober i 701, was (3) 
reQ:orofFrilIham and vicar of Bucklebury in the county of 
Berks; he married 12 December 1732, Mary, daugh- 
ter of William Hanbury of Little Martle, in the county of 
Hereford, bfq. and died in June 1749- 

i l» both died unmarried. V n 

James, J (5) 

. William created Lord Glerawly. (6) 

Arthur, died unmarried in January 1785, leaving Ar- (7) 
thur Annefley of Blechendon-Park in the county of Ox- 
ford, his heir. 

Daughter Elizabeth, married to William Maguire of n) 
Dublin, Efq. fon of Richard Maguire alio of Dublin, Banker, 
and by him had fourteen children, of whom the furvivors 
were William, Arthur, and Jofeph now living. 

Deborah the younger daughter died unmarried. /^x 

Francis Annefley of Caftle-Wellan, married fecondly in 
July 1732, Elizabeth, daughter of John Cropley of Ro- 
chefter, Efq. and widow of William Gomeldon of Summer- 
field- Hall in Kent, Efq. fhe dying 20 May 1736 without 
iffue, he married thirdly 31 Auguft i737> Sarah, only 
daughter of William Sloane of Portfmouth, Efq. and re- 
lift of Sir Richard Fowler of Harnage-Grange in the 
county of Salop, Knt. by neither of whom he had iflue, 
and departing this life 7 Auguft 1750, was fucceeded by 
his fixth, but eldeft furviving fon 

William,barrifter at law,whowas chofen to parliament 19 William, 
06lober 1 741, for the borough of Middleton in the county 1 
of Cork ; and 23 November 1750 appointed High Sheriff ^^^^^"^^* 
of the county of Down for the enfuing year. — He was 
advanced to the peerage of Ireland by the title of Baron 
Annefley of Caftle-Wellan in the county of Down pur- 
fuant to privy feal at Kenfington 28 July ', and by patent 
at Dublin 20 September 1758 2, he took his feat in the 
Houfe of Peers 29 November 1759 3 ; and 23 September 


» Signet office, and Rot. de. A©. 31©. Geo, U. i* p, P. R. 46. 

2 Idem, Rot, 47, f Lords Jour, IV. i6i. 

302. ANNESLEY, Viscount GLERAWLY. 

1766, his Majefly was pleafed by privy fcal at St. James's ^ 
and patent 14 November following 2^ to create him Vif- 
count Glerawly in the county of Fermanagh, by which 
title he took his feat in parHament 27 January 1768^ — =■ 
He died at ClontarfFe i2 September 1770, in the 61 year 
of his age, leaving iffue by Lady Anne Beresford, eldefl 
daughter of Sir Marcus, firft Earl of Tyrone, whom he 
married 16 Auguft 1738, (and (he died iz May 1770) 
four fons and one daui^hter, viz. 
(n Francis-Charles, who fucceeded his father, 

(2) Marcus, born 17 April 1743 died unmarried, 

(3) Richard, born 14 April 1745^ member of parliament for 
the borough of St. Canice, Kilkenny, and appointed in* 
17S5 a commiffioner cf his Majclly's revenue ; he mar- 
ried a daughter of Robert Lambert of Dunleddy, in the 
county of Down, Efq. and has ifTue three fons and two 

(4) William, born 3 March I747» entered into holy or- 
ders, and in May 1787, was promoted to the Deanery of 
Downe. — Re married the only daughter of John Digby 
of Landenftown in the county of Kildare, Efq. and has 

Catharine the only daughter was married to Sir Arthur^ 

now Earl of Arran, and died 21 November 1770:, leaving 


Francis- Francis-Charles, the fecond and prefent Vifcount^ was^ 

Charles, baptized 27 November 1740, and i March I77i,he took 

Vilcount. bis feat in parliament on the deceafe of his father ^ ; he 

married 8 February 1766, Mary, daughter and heir to 

Richard Grove, of Bailyhimmock in the county of 

Cork, Efq. but hath no iffue. 

Titles.] Charles Francis Annefley, Yifcourit Gleraw- 
ly and Baron Annefley. 

, Creations.] B. Annefley of Caflle-Wellan in the 
county of Down, 20 September 1758, 32 Geo. IL and 
V. Glerawly in the county of Fermanagh, 14 November 
1766, 7 Geo. 111. 


1 Signet Office nnd Rot, de A^. ';. Geo. III. l«. p. f. R. 24. 

2 Idem. Rot, 25. " '. " ' 

3 I.oids Jour. 1V\. 436 
* Idem. 552 


Arms.] Pally of fix, pearl and faphire ; over alia 
bend, ruby. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a moor's head, pale-f^iced, 
couped, proper. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a Roman Knight; the 
(inifter, a Mooriih prince ; both habited and furnished, 

Motto.] Virtutis amore. 

Seat.] Caftle-Wellan in the county of Down, C^ 
miles from Dublin. 

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neral 86 
Abercorn, Earl of 109, 
no, 111,113, 114,115, 

117, 123 
Aberdeen, Bifliop of 98 
Abergavenny, Lord 209, 

220, 224 
Abingdon, Earl of 28 

Acclaim, Richard 73 

— — — Sir William 74 
Achefon, Sir Archibald no 
Adair, Robert 137, 204 
Adderley, Thomas 141 
Addifon, Jofeph 292 

Aiflabie, Ralph 58 

Albany, Duke of 96, 98, 

Albemarle, Duke of 129, 
159, 162 
Aldborough, Earl of 279 
Ald^VJrtb, Sir Richard 283 
Agar, James 287 

Allen, Vifcount 1 01, 1S4 

John i8i 

' Sir Joihua 181, 2^3 

Vol. Y. 

Alien, Anthony 1S3 

Richard iSoi 

Allington, Lord 84. 

' Hugh 260 

Alpraham, Matthew i> 
Alfton, Sir Edward 195 
Altamont, Earl of 87 

Amherfl:, Sir Jeflfrey 224 
Andrews, Thomas 201:, 

. Sir William 23a 
Ancafter, Duke of 263. 

Angus, Earl of 97, Q^ 

Anne, Princefs 84 

Annclley, Sir Francis 2oi 

' — - Francis 299, 301: 

Arthur Francis 

30 1 
I James 

. Arthur 

^ ^ William 


■ Revd. 




Francis- Charles 


Annally, Lord 
Antrim, Earl of 




I ^ D E X. 

Antniris, Iilarqucfeof 
^penyon, Ralph 
Archer, Lord 
. , I- ■ ■■ John 
Archdall, Edward 

• ' - John 

Ardglafs, Earl of 
Ardern, Sir Thomas 
— ^ '■ -' ' ' ■ John 
Argyle, Earl of 99, 

^ . - ' ■ Duke of 








Armagh, Archbifhop of 36, 

Arran, Earl of 98, 100, 

102, 104, 106, 169, 182, 

286, 302 

Arfcott, John 130 

Arundel!, Lady Frances 

J .I I Richard 254 

Lord 254, 258 

Afhburnham, Lord 64, 65 
Afhbrooke^ Vifcount 279^ 

Afhcombe, Sir William 230 




I 1 1 

AHienhurft, Ralph 
Afhe, Lawrence 
Alhfield, John 
Alke, Robert 
■- ' ' ' Sir Robert 
Adon, Lord 217^ 

— — Sir Roger 
AtJierton, John . .„ 
Aikins, Sir Robert i 


Atkinfon^ Dr. Philip 27 

Audley, Lord 16, 59, 261 

* ' ' ' ■* Lord Chancellor 

Aungier, Rev. Ambrofe 2r 
Awger, Thomas 73 

Ayleibury, Earl of 196 
Aylmer, Chief Jufticc 36 

Ayl worth, Bfay 7 

AylofFe, Sir Benjamirt 25 
' Sir John ib, 

'" ■ Sir Jofeph ib. 

Ayres, Sir John 173 

Axtell, Colonel Daniel i65 

B^bthorpc, Sir Wilfiaim 5S, 

73» 74 













Baconfal, William 
Bacon, Sir Nathaniel 

— ^= — — Nicholas 
Bagenal, Sir Nicholas 

Bagott, Sir Edward 
Bailie, James 
Bainton, John 
Bakery • — ^ 
Baldington, Thomas 
Baldwin, John 
Balfe, Robert 
Baliol, John 
Baftinglafsj Vifcouiit 
Bangor, Bifhop of 
Barden, John 
Barkeley, Sir Robert 
Barlow, Sir Henry 
Barnard, Chriflopher 
-- Sir John 




Barnftaple, Baron 2 

Barnwall, Family of Crick- 

ftown. Baronets 30 

■ Peter 31 

• Sir John 31, 39* 

' ' Edmund 32 

■ I - ■> ' ' ■ Chriflopher 32, 

33^ 3%y 45 

— ■ — -" Sir Patrick 32, 

33>35' 3^> 39> 40> 4i> 


■ ' ■ ' — ^ Sir Richard 32 

■ ' Patrick 33* 4^ 



Barnwall, Richard 33, 38 

39,46, 52, 237 

u ■ Andrew ^^ 

^ Sir Chriftopher 

. ■ Family of Rowf- 

ton 35 

" Sir Roger 35 

James 36, 38, 

Robert 37, 39, 

Alexander 39 
John /^. 

Nicholas 42, 49 

Barney, Martin 
Bartlctt, Captain 
Barrett, Dacres 
Barry, Redmond 
I Gaynor 






Vifcount 198, 

200, 203 

Francis 201, 


SlrGobart 202 

Sir Thomas ib. 

Sir Francis ib. 

General John 




Earl of 

Barrymore, Earl of 69 

Baflcerville, Humphrey 81 
— — — — Sir John 188 
Bathe, WilHam 35 

Bathurfl:, Benjamin 1 63 

,— .- Peter \\, 82 

Lord S2, 163 

Bateman, Vifcount 245, 

*^ William 245, 248 

Bateman, John 245 

I J . '■ Gyles ib. 

— — Joas ih. 

— — — Sir James 246 
Battareaus, General 223 
Baynham, John 208 

■ William 2 10 

Beake, Sir Nicholas 6^^ 
Bealing, Richard - Arundel 

Beaton, Sir David 100 
Beaumont, Sir Thomas 229 
Bechard, John 73 
Beckwith, Leonard 57 
Be£tive, Earl of 298 
Bedford, Duke of 266 
— — - Earl of 91 
Belhaven, Lord 95, 97> 1 23 
Bellew, John 37 
— Lord 179 
Bellamont, Earl of 136 
Belinge, Richard 47 
Bellingham, William 70 
Bclvidere, Earl of 146 
Bendylh, Henry 2oi 
Bennet, Sir John 83 
»"i Anthony - Purlton 

Bennyon^ Thomas i^ 

Berenger, Mofes 231 

Beresford, Triftram 296 
Berkeley, George 139 

-> Doctor 179 

t. — — ^r« Lord 239, 242, 

■■ r '- v v — ^ Sir John 269, 

Bermanfcl, John 4 

Bermingham^^ Sir William 

Bcrnavalj Sir Nicholas 30 

■-- Sir Ulpram 30 

Berry, William 251 

— Richard ib. 

Berwick, Duke of 26, J,^ 
X 2 Bcrtlv, 

I N D E X.^ 

Bertie, Lady Bridget 28 

... William ib* 

Richard 262 

Befsborough, Earl of 291 
Beverwaeit, Lord of 68 
Bingham, John 115, 174 

. Henry 183 

~ ^ — Sir Richard 269 

Bird, John 263 

Blackwell, John 182 

Blayney, Lord 183 

Blenerhaffett, Sir John 139 

— . John 141 

Bligh, Thomas 139 

Blunt, Edward ' 273 

Bodvile, Sir John 66 

Eodychan, John 25 

Bohemia, King of 83 

Bold, Sir Robert 31 

Bolney, Thomas 207 

Bolton, Duke of 80, 167 

, Family of Brazeel 

Edward 141 
Sir Edward 

Boudler, John 
Bourke, Sir John 
Bovey, John 
Bovile, William 
Bowden, William 
Bowes ' 
Boyde, Sir Thomas 

— . Lord 

Bo)le, John 


Boyne, Vifcount 

Boye, Sorley 
Brabazon, Lord 

Sir Richard 

, Robert 

. Theophilus 

Bond, William 

_- Sir Thomas 


Booth, Sir William 


— Thomas 

■ — Hugh 
Borlace, Dodor 
Borough, Lord 
Boftock, Sir Ralph 
Bofvile, Sir Thomas 

. Sir Anthony 

Bolwell, Robert 

Sir John 

Bothwell, Earl of 
Bouchier, Thomas 












Braddock, General 
Brodenck, Sir Thomas 
_ Sir Allan 










no, i72~, 

i74> 177 






— Sir St. John 161, 
162, 163, 164, 168 
— Laurence 163 


« — Do6lor Laurence 

163, 170, 292 
' Thornas 

— Henry 



Brandon, James 
Sir William 

Bray, Edmond 
Brechin, Lord of 
Brereton, Randal 






Sir Randa' 

60, 6z 

Sir William 17 







Sir Andrew 

Brett, Richard 
Breufe, Sir Paul 









Brews, Sir Richard 255, 

256, 261 

Bridgham, George 

Bringfield, Colonel 

Brlftol, Earl of 
Bromley, Sir Thomas 
— — — Roberc 

-John • .•• 

Brome, Vifcount 
BronitietCj Sir Thomas 
Brookfbv, Wiliiaru 
Brooke, Earl of 
■ Sir Henry 
Sir Bafil 












Browne, Sir Anthony 209, 


— Lady Anne 


?■ " Captain 

■ General 



Bulkeley, Family of. Baro- 
nets 20 
Rowland 21, 24 

William 21 

Bulmer, Sir Ralph 57 

Burdct, Sir Robert 12 

Burgoyne, Chriftopher 20i 
Burguilion, John 227 

Burrowes, Robert 168, 169 

Erafmus 273 

Brownejohn, — -— 
Browning, Davidfon 
Brownlow, William 
Bruce, Lord 
Buckton, Robert 
Bucknall, John Alkell 199 
Buckhurit, Lord Treafurer 


Buckingham, Duke of 129, 

131, 208, 266 

■ Earl of 150 


Bulkeley, Vifcount 14, 20 
< . Family of Eaton 


• John 16 

Sir William ih. 

^ Family of Por- 

ti'.andl 18 

^- Sir Richard 18, 


^ — i Daniel 18 

■ Robert 19 

Burroii, W^illiam 

" John 

Bury, William 
Bufwcll, Eufeblus 
■ Sir Eufeblus 

77, 226 







Butler, Sir William 





Sir Richard 

' Sir Edmond 


Byife, John Lord Chief Ba- 
ron 23 

> — — John 133, 134 


Cadogan, Earl of 69 

Caernarvon, Earl of 127 
Calverley, Sir George 62 
Camhden, Vifcount 85 
Cambridge, Earl of 105 
Campbell, Sir Matthew iii 
Canterbury, Archbifhop of 
3, 209, 241 
Capel, Sir Gamaliel 196 
Carbery, Lord 31, 139 
Carbonel, William 257 
Garden, Sir John Craven 

I S3 

Carew, Sir George 267 

Carpenter, General 145 

Carter, I'homas 239 



Carysfort, Lord i86 

Caffilis, Earl of 105, 106 
Caitledurrow, Lord 242, 
285, 287 
Caftleman, Rev. John 170 

— — Jonathan ib. 

Caftlehaven, Eaii of 263 
Cathcart, Lord iii, 125 
Cavan, Earl of 178, 183 
Cavendiih, Lord James 69 
Cavil, Sir John 249 

CauSfield, Toby 287 

Cecil, Secretary 233 

. ■ ■ Richard 260 

Chamberlain, Leonard 58 

^ — i Sir John 212 

. Sir William 

Chandos, Duke of 3 

» Lord 9 

Chaplin, 247 

Charlemalgne, Emperor 90 
Chatelherault, Dui^epf io2 
Cheadle, Roger 17 

^ 5?6 

■ Richard ib^ 

Chedv/orth^ Lord Family of 


'_ Lord ?2 

Cheney, Sir John 59 

Chcfler, Earl of 2, 54, 55, 
56, 225, 252 
Chederfteld, Earl of 299 
Chetwoodj, Knightly 2Qi 

John ib- 

Chctwynd, Vifcounfe J48, 

Richard 149 

— — — — Thomas 151 

Sir William ib. 


Chicheiler, Edward 

— — — Vifcount 

Cholmondeley, Family of 

Chorley and Whitby 56 

Cholmondeley, Family 


I — T— Thomas 65 

» Seymour ib» 

1^1 Sir Hugh 17 

«--,— N- Vifcount 17, 

64, 66 
*^ Hugh 17 

, . I Lord 67 

■' Earl of $$9 

62y 66, 67 

' . John 56 

■ Roger 57 

■ ' Sir Richard 

. Sir Henry 

— — ' — ■ ' Robert 64 

Choppoyne, Robert 182 
Churchill, John 73 

r. Sir Winflon 161 

Clanbraflil, Earl of 96 

Clare, Earl of 9 

' " Vifcount 26 

Clarendon, Earl of 159, 193, 
195, 211 
Clarges, Thomas 205 

. Sir Thomas ib. 

Clarke, Humphrey 79 

"■ James J37 

— — — Sir Edward 229 
Clanrickard, Earl of 269 
Clajpole^ Adam 26cs 

Clayton, Sir Randal 162 
Clifford, Sir Roger 3 

Clifton, Lord 114 

Clotworthy, James 29(5 



Sir Hugh 297 
Clover, -^-—-^ 198 

Cloyne, Biihop of 139, 171 
Cradock, George 66 

Craifford, Matthew iii 

Craige, Sir James 21 

Crawford, Earl cf 97, 98, 



Crcfplc, Count 90 

Creythin, Robert ap Hugh 

Crofts, General 145 

Crooke, Sir George 194, 

— - Sir John 20 1 

Crompe, William 2^ 

Cromwelli Oliver 115 

^■ ' Lord 260, 272, 

Cropleyj John 
Crofbie, William 
Cobham, Lord 

• Vifcount 

Cock^ William 
Cockburne, Patrick 
Co£ion, Sir Simon 
Colclough, Rev. 








Conyers^ Lord 57 

Conyers, Sir George 74 

Reginald 28a 

Cooke, Edward l6i 

James 198 

Cooper, Lord Chancellor 10 

Jolhua 183 




" ■ T i • . Crcfar 
Goleraine, Lord 
CoJIey> Henry 
— — Anthony 
Cole, John 

Colholme, Sir John 188 

Colt, -- — ' 44 

Colooney, Lord 136 

Colquhoon, Alexander 1 1 1 

Colvile, Sir Robert 242 

Compton, Lord 25 
Coningfby, Sir Thomas 8 

Connell, Richard 19 

Michael 124 

Conolly, William 86 

Conftable, Sir Robert 57 

Fulke 188 

I . Marmaduke 189 

Conftant, Colonel 145 

Conway, Sir John 9 

— — Lord /^« 

■ Sir Edward /^- 

John 1 8 

■. ■■Pierce 2^ 

Coote, Sir Charles 

Cope, Sir Edward 

— — Sir Jonathan 

Copley, Sir John 

' Sir Thomas 

Copinger, Ralph 

Corbet, Sir Roger 60, 227 

Miles 237 

Cork and Orrery, Earl of 

169, 253 

Cornwall, Earl of 13, 19^ 

Cornwallls, Earl of 
CofTart, David 
Coventry, Bilhop of 
Courthorpe, Sir Peter 




Courtney, Edward 22, 23 
■ Sir Peter 299 

Coward, Colonel 123 

Cowfe, Kanton 124 

Cox, Thomas 10 

Sir Richard 165, 178 

Coytmore, Robert 
Culme, Hugh 
— — . Sir Thomas 
Culpeper, Lord 

' Sir Thomas 





Cumberland, Earl of 58 
Cunynghamj Sir William 


Cufack, James 

Sir Thomas 

— Chriftopher 


Curfon, Pcnn Afhton 87 




Dacres, Sir Thomas I2 
Daeth, Sir Thomas 75, 76 
Daines, Sir William 204 
Dakine, John 1H9 

Dalby, Wilham 281 

Dalliibn, William 73 

Dalton, Theobald 263 

Daly, Peter 53 

Danby, John 250 

Danett, Lawrence 228 
D'anney, Sir Edward 72 

«— ^ Sir Nicholas ib. 

Danvers, Sir Henry 23S 
Daquila, Don Juan 269 
D'arcy, William 37 

■ Lord 74 

Darell, Henry 215 

Sir John 73 

. Thomas 73 

« . Sir George ib, 

Darlington, Countefs of 85 
Darnley, Lord 98 

_— ^ Earl of 139 

parrell, George 260 

Dartmouth^ Earl of 33 
Davenport, Sir John 15 

— Sir William 25 

■ . John 59 

Davidfon, William 233 
Dawney, Sir Paine 72 

,- Sir John 72,73 

_ Sir Nicholas 7 2 

Roger 73 

, George 74 

. Dodor 76 

Dawfon, Joihua 178 

Deane, Sir John 263 

Jofeph 293 

De Beauchamp, Simon 91 
De Bellamont, Humphrey 

> Robert 92 

De Bcedon^ Henrv ^^ 

De Bel ward, William 54 
De Bermingham, Sohn 150 

De Berneval, Reginal 30 
_—- Sir Wilfranus 

De Befeicke, Sir Macy 3 
De Braybroke, Gerard 128 
De Broderick, George 159 
De Brueil, Lewis S59 

De Burgo, Hubert 188 
De Burton, John 56 

. Simon ib. 

De Caen, Robert 91 

De Capenhurft, 59 

De Chetwynd, Adam 148 

»- Sir John ib, 

■ ■ William ib* 

■ Roger 149 

De Cholmondeley, Sir Hugh 

55> 56, 59 
■ — Richard 

■ William 

De Clermont, Hugh 2 

De Clifford, Robert ib. 

De Coaon, William 4 

De Cogan, Anna 30 

De Dreux, John 6G 

De Egerton, Wion 55 

De Gauder, Ralph 91 

De Glanville, Sir Gilbert 

De Golbourne, Sir William 

De Grandmefnil, Hugh 92 
De Grendon, Ralph 148 

' — Robeit 149 

• — Sir Ralph ib. 

DeGrimfton, Silvefter 188 
De Hamilton, William 92 
De Harecourt, Richard 148 
De Hailing, Sir Robert 259 
De Haftingf 


De Haflln^, Sir John 6^ 
De Henhall, Richard 59 
De Holme, Gilbert 128 
De Horn, Count 68 

De Ipllon, VVilh'am 63 
Dc Kearnie, Count 124 
De Kingfley, Richard 56 
————— Randal th. 
Delafeld, John 34 

Delahyde, George 32 

— • Chriftopher 37 

" Richard 47 

Delapole, 256 

De la Spencer, John 92 
De la Spine* Sir Guy 4, 6 
William 4 
De la Roche, Thomas 150 
De Laverer, Thomas 57, 58 
De Lerges, Monfieur loi 
DeLevinfton, Alexander 96 
DeLovayn, Sir Nicholas 

«^- — - — — Nicholas jh'. 
Delves, Henry 60 

-^— Sir Thomas 62 

. Sir Henry 268 

Delvin, Lord 32, 39 

*- Lady 168 

De Maigne, Walter 2 

De Malpas, Sir William 55 
De Mitton, Philip 148 

De Molefworth, Sir Walter 
127, 128 

< -< John 127 

De Montalt, Lord 140 

' De Monte Morifco, Harvey 

— — s — ' ■ '■ JeflFrey 

De Munfale, Edmund 56 
De NalTau, Lewis 68 

Denbigh, Earl of 105 

Denny, Sir Anthony 267 
^ Denton, Sir Thomas 229 
Vol. V. 

Derby, Earl of 16, 57, 60, 

61, 30Q 

Dering, Sir Edward 58,161 

— — Sir Cholmondeley 


Dc Rode, Winthianus 295 

Henry jh. 

Randolph ib. 

Derwentwater, Earl of 221 


De Rowley, Roger 295 
D^fbouverie, Sir Edward 
De Shamfbury, Thomas 55 
Defmond, Earl of 217 

De Spurrtow, William s^ 
De Sudeley, John 2 

Ralph 3 

De Temple, Henry 227 

• — Nicholas tb, 

^ — ■ . — Richard ;^. 

De Tiiley, Henry 12S 

De Totneis, Aiiired i 

De Trrci, Henry i 

— William 3 

De Trogoze, Robert :: 

De Vefci, Vifcount 124 

Devon, Earl of 72, 84 
Devercux, Nicholas 47 

■ •' ' ■ John 217 

Dewes, Sir Symonds 2i8 
De Weverham, Hugh 55 
L)e Wingfield, John 255 
Dewyas, Robert, 2 

Dickfon, David 179 

Digby, Sir Simon 9 

— John 

Digley^ Sir Roger 
Dillon, Sir Robert 
• William ^3 

John 2g6 

Sir Bartholomew 

Martin 42 

Y Dillon, 



Dillon, Gerald 
— — — Vifcount 
> Francis 

Dirleton, Earl of 
Dixwell, SirBafil 
DollifFc, George 
Dolman, George 
Domville, Matthew 
Doneraile, Yifcdunt 
Done, John 
Dongan, Sir John 
Dorfet, Marchionefs of 210 



Dungannon, Vifcount 274, 
291, 292, 294 
Dungarvon, Vifcount 169 
Dunn, Charles 284 

■ Barnaby ib. 

Dunfany, Lord 32, 40, 47 
Dupafs, Samuel 185 

Durrow, M'Donagh 283 
Durward, — — 264 

Dutton, William 7 

.- John 17, 59, 80 

— Thomas 

— Duke of 

Dover, Earl of 217, 
Dowdall, Lancelot 

— Edward 

Dowdefwell, William 

. Charles 

Downe, Vifcount 72, 

Downes, Roger 
Downing, Sir George 
Douglas, Sir James 

.. Earl of 97> 9S 

--Marquefsof 106, 




















Dublin, Archbilhop of 19, 

20, 37, i45» 270 

.^..^ — ► Archdeacon of 21 

Dumferling, Eari of 109 

Duminelle ^47 

Dunboync, Lord 31 

i — i—-- Duke of 
Draicot, John 

'- Sir John 

■■ - Sir Henry 
Drake, Lady Maude 
.—. — Sir Nicholas 
Drury, William 
■> Sir Drue 

Drayton, Sir Simon 
Drogheda, Earl of 
Drummond, Lord 

Sir John 


■ Sir Thomas 55, 59 

. Sir Richard 58 

Dyfart, Earl of 64 

'' ' ' ^ E. '"" 

Eaflcourt, Thomas 199 
Eaton, James 20 

Eccles, Hugh 239 

Eden, Thomas 76 

I I I- Sii Robert ib* 

Edward, Prince 209 

Edwards, Sir Francis 70 
Eglinton, Earlof 105,106 
Egerton, Philip 15 

Sir Philip 27, 66 

Sir Rowland 27, 

Lord Chancellor 

— — — Sir John 

Elliott, Richard 
Ellis, Edward 

Elphin, Bifliop of 
Elphinfton, James 
Ellyott, Thomas 
Ely, Lord Chancellor 
Empfon, Sir Richard 
Efmond, Lord 


64, 66 






BlTex, Earl of 170, 209, 
233, 260, 262, 272 
Ethelbald, King 225 

Ethelred, King 225 

Evandale and Ochiltree, 
Lord 100 

Evans, General 231 

■ Sir Willizim 290 
Evcrard, James 32, 44 
~— - Thomas 36 

•—- Sir Richard 196 
Everton, Henry 228 

Evers, Lord ipi 

Eure, Lord 74 

Euftace, Sir Richard 31 


*-r Chriftophcr 37 

m Lord Chancellor 

Eurieux, Earl of 90, 92 
Eyton, Thomas 56 

Eyre, Robert 252 




Fagan, Chriftopher 115, 

Fairfax, Sir Thomas 74 
Falconberg, Vifcount 52, 
Falftaffe, John 255 

Farmer, John 229 

Ferdinand, Prince 187 
Ferrard, Lord 134, 140 
Ferrers, Earl of 14, 252 
' Sir Thomas 252 

Lord 150 

■' Humphrey 252 

Fettiplace, Robert 86 

Finch, Lord Chancellor 

Fineux, Sir John 74 

Fingall, Earl of 51 

Finglafs, Thomas 46 

--— -.^ John 47 

Fitton, Ramon ^^ 

Fitz-Allen, John, 258 

Fitz-Euftace, — 267 

Fitz-Gerald, Thomas 31 

■■ ■ • William 33 
" — - Sir Edward 41 , 


■ -- ■'■■ Robert 



— — — Maurice 
Fitz Gibbon, John 
Fitz-Harding, Vifcount 156 
Fitz-Hugh, Robert 54 

Fitz-Leons, Patrick 37, 

Fitz-Lewis, Sir John 261, 


Fltz-Nigel, Robert 55 

Fitz-William, Sir William, 

8, 214, 268 

' Earl of 131 

— ^ -Williami89, 


Flatfbury, James 
Fleming, James 

Sir John 



Fletcher, Walter 
Flinton, Robert 
Flower, Captain 




loi, 106 




284, 285 

r- Lieutenant-Colonel 

Henry 284 

Thomas 242, 285 

William 278, 285 







139 . 

— ■ Sir Richard 

Folliott, Lord 
Folkftone, Vifcount 
Ford, Major John 

• — Matthew 

Forreiler, Lord 
Forllcr, John 

-.-.. John Hill 


Fortclcue, Henry 



Forte'cue Sir John, 
Forth, James .^^ 

Forthingham, Robert 189 
Fountayne, John 251., 252 

Fowlds, Sir William 
Fowler, Sir Richard 
Fox, Jaines 
— — Sir Patrick 
Frafier, Sir Alexander 
Fraunces, Sir John 
Freke, Family of 

« Sir John 

——- Francis 

' Robert 



Frenfham, Rev. Mr. 
Frith, John 
Frobiflier, John 
iFrodlham, William 
Froggetr, Godfrey 
Frowick, John 
Fryer, Sir John 
Fuller, Doctor 4 
Fyan, Richard 
' William 
Lady Anne 

if- • -©. / 

Gage, Robert 296 

Galloway, Vifcount Lord 

' Earl of 92 

Gal way, Vifcount efs 183 

'y(5 . Vifcount 249,251, 



. .17 













Galtrim, Baron of 
Gape, Thomas 
Garnilh, John 
Garraway, Sir Henry 
Gafcoigne, William 

w Henry 

Gayer, Robert 
Gedney, Thomas 
Geering, Richard 
Geoghegan, Kedagh 
Gerard, Sir Francis 
Sir Gilbert 

32> 37 









Germany, Duke of 
Gibbs, Sir Henry 229, 230 
Gideon, Sir Sampfon 224 
GifFard, Sir John 

Sir Thomas 





Gage, Vifcount 206, 218 
—- John 207, 210, 217 

Sir John 207, 213 

' — Henry 2 10 

■ ^- Rev. John ib. 

— — - Family of Healing 

; .. 2! I 

^- Colonel 212 

< Sir Edward 213 

■ - George 2i6 
— — — Family of Hengrave, 

Baronets 217 

■ - Count Jofeph 220 

General Thomas 223 

——- Hodgfon .. 277 

Gill, George 
Ginkle, General 
Girlington, Nicholas 189 
Glafgow, Bifhop of 96, 99, 

Glammis, Lord 105 

Glencairn, Earl of 100,105 
Glerawley, Vifcount 299 

Gloucefter, Earl of 1,91 
Godfrey, William 75, 223 
Godolphin, William 243 

Golding, 264 

Gomeldon, William 301 
Good, James 51 

Goodmaghan, Sir John 188 

Gordon, Lord Adam 
■ — Duke of 


Gore, Frederick 
~— Sir Ralph 167, 






I N D E X. 

-Gore, Sir William 

, — Sir Paul 

■ Sir Arthur 


■ '- William 
Goring, John 

• — — Sir Henry 

Gormanflon, Viicount 43, 

Gosford, Vifcoimt 







Goulcll, Sir Robert 
Grammont, Count 

' Duke 

Grant, Captain John 
Gregor, Hugh 
Green, Major 
Grenville, Richard 

-rs — Hefter 

Grelham, Paul 
Grey, Lord Deputy 







. Lord 

Griffith, Guilliam ap 

■ ■ Sir William J9, 62 

■ Owen 20 
John ap , 18 

■ John 27 

— Sir Edward 48 

Grimfton, Sir Harbottle 79, 

192, 193, 197 205 

■ Vifcount 188, 

-■ Sir Thomas 188 

Sir William ib. 

' Sir Gervais ib. 

■ Edward 190, 191 

" r Sir Samuel ic,5, 

196, 197, 205 

■ William 199 
Grofvenor, Sir Richard 6]^ 
Grove, Richard 302 
Grubham, Nicholas 78 
V ,.. ' ■■ Sir Richard 78, 

• . 79 

Guldeford, Sir Richard 20R 

■ Sir Thomas 215 

Guiie, Sir John 83 

'•- Duke of 100, 190 

. . H, 

Hadley, Benjamin 
Haddington, Earl of 
Hales, John 
Hall, Edward 


- Sir Philip 
^ William 

- • Benedid 









Halifax, Marquefs of 196 
Hamilton, Sir John 93, 100 
■' Sir William 93, 

' • Count 

Sir Thomas 

— Lady Sufan 

-^ Sir Archibald 95 

■ Sir James ib, 

— -^ • Sir Alexander 97 

Lord 96,100 

" ■ Dukcof 12, loi, 

105, 106, 124 

■ James 103 

' • Marquefs of 105 

' Lord John 105, 

107, 108 

Dutchefs of 106 

Lord Claude 107 

Sir Claude 109, 


' Sir Robert 109 

■ — ' Sir George no, 

114, 116, 118, 121 

■ " Sir Frederick 1 10, 

114, 172, 173 

William 120, 174 

— — — George 1 20 

Richard i2i, 179 

. • Hamilton, 


Hamilton, Lord Archibald 


, -— John James 1 26 

. . John ib. 

^ Rev. Guftavus 

141, 178 

.,^ General Richard 

n5> 43 
. Major Guftavus 


— Lord Baron 176 

• Guftavus 178, 

— — Henry ib. 

■ Jofhua ib, 

^ Sackville ib, 

Charles 180 

Hammond, Thomas 234 
— — — — John 238 

Dodor Henry 

Hanbury, Capel 13 

William 301 

John 247 

Handafyd, Colpnel 137 
Handcock, Guftavus 234 
Hanmer, Peter 19 

Hapfburg, Count 159 

Hapfon, Major - General 

Harbottle, John " 191 

Harcourt, Sir Simon 10 
Hardell, Sir Thomas 158 
Harland, Robert 218 

Harefoot, Harold 225 

Harrington, Sir John 153, 


_— Sir James 267 

Harrifon, Robert 234 

Hartopp, Chiverton 87 
Harvey, Daniel 27 

<-- George 28 

Thomas 190 

Harvey, Sir William 216, 

. ■ ■ ■ ■^' Captain 283 

Harvey, Sir Nicholas 


Hafelrig, Bertin 

Hafelwood, William 

Haftings, Sir Hugh 


Hay, Sir Thomas 

Haydocke, Jofhua 


Hely, Sir John 

Hender, John 

Hereford, Earl of 


Bilhop of 


Heriott, James 

Hertford, Earl of I0i> 

Heritage, John 

Hill, Thomas 

» > E^lward 

— — - Arthur 141, 163, 294 

——Michael 170,292 

Hilliard, William 78 

Hillfborough, Earl of 157, 










- Vifcount 

Hoare, Richard 
Hoby, William 
Holbein, Hans 
Holden, Ralph 
Holford, Chriftopher 

Thomas 15, I7>6^ 




Sir George 

:-T- Sir John 

— George 

Hollancj, Owen 
. Edward 

Hollis, Gervais 

Hollingfhead, Ralph 
Holmes, Ulichard 
Holt, Thomas 
Plome, Lord 
Honey pot 
Hook, Alderman 












Hope, Sir Roger 1 1 7 

Hopkins, Sir William 25 
Hotham, Sir John 249 

Houblin, Abraham 243 
Hovendon, Robert 79 

How, Vifcount 78, 80, 84, 
! . 204 

— — Henry 78 

John 78, 81, 86 

■ - George Grubham 79 
■ Sir Richard Grubham 

» > . Family of Cold Ber- 
> wick. Baronets ib. 

» Sohn Grubham ib. 80 

— — - Sir Thomas ib. 

Lady Annabella 81 

Sir William 86 

Earl of 87 

— — — Sir George Grubham 

Howard, Lieutenant Gene- 
ral 70 

Lord 98, 262 

Howdenby, Robert 73 

Howth, Lord 46, 51 

Hudfon, Sir Roger 12 

Humble, Sir William 2i6 

Hume, Sir John 
■ Sir Guftavus 




Hutchinfon, Alderman Da- 
niel 132 

— Ephraim 291 

Hutton, Sir Richard 74 


Jackfon, Richard 1 69 

Jacob, Sir John 263 

Jeffreys, Sir James 16^ 

< James St. John ib, 

Jekyl, William 225 

Jermyn, Lord 217, 21 S 

. ; — Sir Robert 217 

Jennings, Richard 51, 119 
— — Sir John 2io 
Jephfon, John 234. 

Jervorth, Goth Gryffith 15 
Inchiquin, Baron 272^ 

Jones, Griffith 261 

— - — Sir William 113 

■ '- Theophilus 141I 

— Michael 284 

Richard 285 

Johnftoa, Robert 185: 

Johnfton, Captain 137 

Itchingham, 26c 

Julien, William - ib,. 

Hungate, Sir Philip 
Hunfdon, Lord 
Hunter, Thomas Orby 261 
Huntingdon, Earl of 91, 

152, 153 
Huntley, Earl of 99, 101, 

■I Marquefs of 106, 

Hurland, Thomas 130 

Hufon, Colonel John 160 
Huffey, Meyler 35 

. Patrick 37 

. I ■ . George a^o 


Kay, Robert" 
Keating, Maurice 
Keck, Sir Anthony 
■ John Tracy 

Keith, Sir William 
Kells, Vifcount 
Kelly, Jofeph 
Kemble, Peter 
Kemp, Anthony 2 
Kenly, John 
Kenn, Chriftopher 



] I 


95* 9T 









Kerry, Lord 

Earl of 

Kent, Earl of 

Rev. Mr. 

Duke of 

- Earl of 
" Countefs of 





12, 13 

Keyt, Sir William 

^ — Sir John 

— ^ — Sir Thomas Charles 


William ib. 

Kielmanfcgge, Baron 85 
Kildare, Earl of 35, 50, 

' — ^— Countefs 210 



i5> 63 




Kingfland, Vifcount 29, 3 1 , 

32, 3Sy 43' 49 




, 234 

Killala, Bifhop of 
Killeen, Lord 
Kilmarnock, Earl of 
Kinderton, Baron 
King, Sir Henry 
— - Matthew 
" Charles '"- . 

— — — Luke 

Kingfton, Earl of 
Kington, Anthony 
Kirk, General 
Kirkcudbrightj Lady 

Kitfon, Sir Thomas 
Knap, Mr. 
Knapton, Lord 124 
Know les, . ■.-, 

Lambert, Charles 
-— — Sir Oliver 
■ Robert 

Lanark, Earl of 
Lancaller, Duke of 
Langford, Vifcountefs 295 

' ■ - ■' Sir Hercules 297 





Langham, Sir John 23I 
Langley, Thomas 227 

Langton, John 73 

LatimerCj Lord ib, 

Larkion, John 15 

Lawfon, Sir Henry 219 
Le Cave, Peter 72 

Leicefter, Earl of 88, 89, 








90, 91, 92, 225, 

Le Cooper> David 
Lcdgiard3 Sir Richard 
Lee, Henry 

Sir Henry 



Legard, John 

Sir John 

Legge> Colonel, 
Le GrolTe, Raymond 
Leigh, Lord 

Sir Thomas 

Leinfter, Earl of 6$y 66 

— '— Countefs of 85 

— Duke of 289, 297 





Leitrim, Lord 
Leman, Thomas 
Lennox, Earl of 98, 
^-- Duke of 

Lenthall, William 

Sir John 

Lellie, Charles Powel 
Levefon, Sir Richard 

— • ^ Sir John 

Levingfton, Sir Alexander 


■ Sir Robert 100 

Lewen, Sir William 24 



Lewis, Thomas 
Lewellin, Hugh 
Le Wolfe, Thomas 
Lhuellin, Jenkin ap Grif- 
fith ap 
Liceior, John 
Limerick, Earl of 42, 52 



Limerick, Vifcount 179 

— ; Lady 243 

Lincoln, Earl of 25 

Linlithgow, Earl of 97 

Lifle, William Clapcott 70 

John 79 

Lord 236 

Litchfield, Bifhop of 149 

■' Earl of 244 

Locke, 135 

Lodge, Francis 290 

Loftus, Sir Adam 30, 159, 

160, 235 

— Nicholfon 141 

Vifcount 297 

London, Bilhop of 80, 266 
Londonderry, Earl of 64, 

Long, Philip Parker 82 
Longford, Lord 298 

Longueville, Duke of 100 
■ John de Sutton 

L — Sir Henry 230 

Lovell, Henry 198, 205 
Lovibond, Edward 180 
Lound, Sir Alexander 73 
Louth, Lord 36, 47, 51 
Lowther, Sir Gerard 134 
Lloyde, William 18 

. Robert 19, 25 

, Edward 19 

David 20 

m Hugh iB. 

.. Pierce :b. 

Piers 26 

Lucas, ' 146 

Robert 250 

Luckyn, Sir Capel 195, 

I- William 196 

. Sir William /^. 

Robert ib- 

Lucy, Sir Thomas 7 

Lumm, Sir Francis 139 
Vol. V. 

Luvel, Lord 

Lynch, Sir Thomas 129 
Lyons, Hugh-Montgomery 

Lyfter, Chriflopher-Kirwan 

Lyttleton, John 10 

• Sir Thomas 231 

■ Sir William /^. 

- Chriftian 232 


Macdonnell, Lady Anne 48 
Macclesfield, Earl of 220 
Mac-Carthy, Florence 283 
Mac-Glanigh, Caher 173 
■ Rory 16. 

Mac-Hugh, Pheogh 267 
Mackworth, Sir Henry 125 
Mac Lelan, Robert 297 
Ma-Mahon, 51 

Mac-Murray, Owen Mc 
Manney 173 

Mac-William, 265 

Mac -Williams, Henry 6^ 
Madden, Robert 235 

Magnus, Hugh 90 

Magrath, John 172 

Maguire, William 301 

Richard /^. 

Maltavers, Lord 258 

Manchefter, Duke of 267 
Mangey, 129 

Manwaring, Edward 16 

— Henry 22, 295 

' Sir Randal 60, 


' Randal 60 

Sir Thomas 6z 

Charles 6^ 

Sir William 79 

Mar, Earl of 107, 144 

Maridial, Earl of 97 

Z» Marlborough^ 


Marlborough, Duke of 86, 

142, 143, 231, 248 

. II ■ - Dutchcfs of 





Martin, Henry 


. . • ■ Anthony 


- Sir Jofeph 


Mary, Queen of ScoUs 98, 

Mafon, Robert 140 

ti-_— . Thomas 192 

Maflareene, Yifcount 296 
Mafterfon, Roger 22 

. Sir Ricbard 47 

•^ •- John 60 

Mathew, George 124, 219 

■ —Daniel 254 

Maule, Thomas 138 

Maxwell, Lord 305 

Meath, Bifhop of 22, ^6y 
145, 300 
Meaut}^^, Sir Thomas 195 

Hercules 195,210 

Medo-vvs, Sir PhJHp 163, 

Mee, Ben)'amen, 244 

Mellent, Earl of 88, 89,90 
Melrofs, Abbot 96 

Mercer, Robert 285 

Mercia, Earl of 2, 225 
Meredyth, Robert 18 

=- Sir William 64 

- Rev. Charles 1 24 

- Sir Robert 236 
-- Sir Amos 284 



Merry, Henry 
Meverell, Robert 
— — — ■ Lewis 
Mcyler, Robert 

Meyrick, William 
Middleton, Sir Thomas 6^ 
Thomas 137, 

Middleton Vifcount 15^* 
163, i65, 167 

>■ ■■<- Sir William 250 

Middlemore, Robert 152 

-T' - ■ ■ Thomas 219 

Minlhull, John I7> 63 

Miltet, Richard 
Mitchell, Knight 
Molyneux, Sir Richard 
r 1 I ' - Sir Francis 








Monroe, Sir George 
Montacute, Yifcount 
Montagu, Sir James 
Moore, Rev. William 

. -. Mr. 

■ ■ ■ Capel 
— — William Henry 234 
I Achefon 276 

Mordaunt, Colonel Charles 

' Sir John 
- John 









Mohun, Lord ■ 124 

Molefworth, Vifcount 127, 

128, 134,136, 140, 141, 

143* H7 
> Sir Roger 128 

— Sir Hender 1 29 

^ ■ " Sir John 129, 


William 130 

■ ■ Colonel Guy 



Morgan, Sir Edward 
— ^— . Sir Richard 
Morin, Robert 
More, Colonel Roger 

■ - Creffacre 
' Sir Thomas 


Mofs, Philip 

Moftyn, Sir Roger 26, 

Sir Thomas 

■ William 


Motcfworth, Captain 144 
» . ■ ■ Lieutenant Co- 
lonel James 146 
. Lady ;^. 
, Coote 147 

— — John 282 

Molyns, John 153 

Monck, George 138, 140 

— Charles 138, 139 

— Henry 139 
,1. Chafies-Stanleyi40 
. Henry-Stanley ik. 
m. George-Paul tb. 
— — General 193 
Jy/Ionckton, Thomas 249, 

y John 250, 251 

, I , Anthony 250 

, Marmadake250 

, Sir Phihp 255 

., Sir Francis iL 

Monmouth, Earl of 80 
Montander, Marqucfs of 

Monteith, Earl of 97, IQI 
Monfordi Hugh 90 

Montgomery, Count lOi 
Montrofe, Duke of 97, 1 00 

^~ — Earl of 101 

Mornington, Earl of 124, 

293, 298 

Morres, John 289 

, Sir William Evans 

— — SirHaydocke Evans 

^, Sir William Ryves 

. Redmond jb. 

I Lodge Evans ib, 

«- Rev. Redmond 291 

Francis-Harvey jb. 

^ William :b. 

Morrice, Sir Nicholas 130 
Mortimer, Sir Thomas 128 

Morton, E. of 9$, 104, 1 07 
Mount-Alexander, Earl of 


Mount - Garret, Vifcount 

43, 47, 221 

Mount-Joy, Lord Deputy 


' Lord 277 

Mount - Morres, Vifcount 

289, 290, 291, 293 

Mountrath, Earl of 123 

Moyle, General i^'f 

Mugg, Captain 84 

Mundy, Edward-Miller 171 

Mure, Sir Adam 95 

Murphy, John ixS 

Murray, Earl of 93, 97, 

103, 107 

V ' Colonel John 1 83 


Nagle, Peter 
Needham, Thomas 
■ George 

V Sir Robert 

Nefbitt, William 
Netterville, ■ 

- John 






- Vifcount 42, 46, 

-- Lucas 

Newcaftie, Duke of 
Newcomcn, Sir Robert 
Newhaven, Lord 
Newton, Sir Peter 



' Alexander 

Neville, Sir Henry 


' Sir Thomas 
Nicholas, Sir Ambrofe 
— Sir Oliver 














NIcho!, Rev. John 288 
Nithldale, Earl of 105 

Noel, Andrew 282 

■ ■ Sir Verncy ib. 

Noon, Henry 268 

Norborough, Sir John 75 
Norfolk, Duke of 61, 258 

. Lord Trealurer 

Normandy, Duke of 8, b8, 
89, 90, 91, 188 
Norreys, Sir William 18 
Norris, Sir John 268, 269 
Northampton, Earl of 58, 


Northumberland, Earl of 2, 

58, 62, 89, 131, 209 

Nottingham, Earl of 196 

Nugtnt, Chri{l:opher3i,42 

. " Thomas 31,32,33 


— Robert Oge 
. Oliver 


. ■ James Moyle 

o— — Lady Catharine 39 

O'Donel, Sir Neil 270 

Offley, Richard 201 

Ogle, 230 

■ — George 293 

Oldfield, Samuel 251, 252, 

Olney, Sir Robert 6 

O'N'e'il, Shane 37 

— — Sir Phelim 1 14, 1 1 5 




St. John 

Onflow, Richard 




" Sir Chriftopher ib. 
•- Sir Robert 41 

- Michael 42 

- Lady Mary 5 1 
Earl 231 

Nutt, Edward 79 


Oakwell, Francis 285 

O'Brien, SirDonagh 119 
■ Tiege 272 

. Donagh M^Con- 

ner ib. 

O'Campo, Alphonfo 269 
Ochiltree, Lord 261 

O'Conner, Carbry 283 
O'Conolly, Owen 297 

O'Doghertie, Sir Cahir 270, 
274, 277 




126, 142 


Orange, Prince of 84, 134, 

185, 230, 120, 253 

Orford, Earl of 

Count efs of 

Orkney, Earl of 



— Garton 

Ormond, Duke of 34, 118, 

120, 125, 164, 175, 184, 

231, 286 

Earl of 44, 1 1 8, 

— — -?.— Marquefs of 132, 

Ormfby, John 298 
O'Rourke, Tcrman 173 
Orrery, Earl of 274, 276 
Ofborne, Sir Peter 240 
O'ShaghnalTey, Roger 176 
Offory, Biihopof 286 
OfTulfton, Lord 83 
Owens, John l8 
Lewis 28 


Packinton, Sir John 13 
Page, Thomas ^5 

Sir Francis 131 

Paifley, Lord 109, 117, 162, 



Paifley, Francis i6i 

Palmer, Sir Henry 197 

■ I Roger 276 

Palmerfton, Vifcount 225, 
228, 238, 241, 243, 285, 

Palmes, Bryan 
Sir Francis 

Pigott, Thomas 
Pitchc oft, — — 
Pitt, George 

Panmure, Earl of 
Pargeter, Sir Henry 
Parker, Sir Henry 


-— — — Sir Nicholas 
Parfons, Sir William 
Patterfon, Colonel 
Pauncefoot, Sir John 
Payne, Thomas 
Peachy, Sir John 
Philips, John 
■ Sir Thomas 

Phipps, Lord 












Pelham, Lord 171 

' Thomas 244 

Pembroke, Earl of 85, 90 
Pen fton. Sir Thomas 230 
Penteney, William 
Penruddock, George 
Perceval, Sir Philip 
.- John 









16, 124 
Southwell 124 

Alexander 141 3 163 

Percrie, Earl of 
Percy, Henry 140, 
Perkins, Richard 50, 

m--m Captain John 

Perrott, Sir John 32, 

Peterborough, Earl of 
Petre, Sir Thomas 

' - Henry 
■ - » - Lord, 
Petty, John 
Pery, Vifcount 
Pigott, John 

William Auguftus 



Platen, Count 85 

Pleflington, Sir Henry 281 
Ple)dell, Robert 76 

Plunket, Sir John 31, 37 

Patrick 31 

— - Oliver tk» 

Sir Thomas 32, 35 

— — Sir Oliver 32, 42 
— — Sir Alexander 35 


















■ John 

Sir Nicholas 


Plummer, John 
Plumpton, Sir William 
Pointz, John 
Polwarth, Lord 
Ponfonby, Henry 

■ William 

■ Sir John 
Poole, Sir Francis 
— — Henry 
Pope, Alexander 
Popham, Sir John 
Pordage, Sir Thomas 
Porter, Sir Thomas 
Portington, Sir John 
Portland, Duke of 

■ Earl of 

Power, Sir Henry 
Powerfcourt, Vifcount 255, 
260, 268, 271, 272, 275, 
Powis, Marquefsof 2£i 
Povey, John 284 

Poynings, Edward 26© 
Praers, William 16 

Pratt, Sir John 10, 11 

— — John II 



Pratt, Dr. Benjamin 124 
^^ — Rev. Jofeph 291 

Preflland, Richard 60 

Frefton, Rev. Nathaniel 1 79 
Price, William 7, 28 

. B.yk Wyn ^p Wil- 

Roger 27 

.. Robert 205 

, Uvedale iB. 

■^ John 286 

Primate, Lord 273 

Prior, Andrew 291 

Fuleflon, Roger 17 

Purefoy, William 149 

?yne. Sir Richard 165 

Quarles, George 25o 

<^eenfbury. Earl cf 105 
Quinn^ Henry 139 

Radnor, Earl of 

Railton, Thomas 25 

Raleigh, Sir Walter 131 
Kainsford, Sir Mark 14J 
Rambouillet, Dc Plefles 240 











Rookwood, Thomas 2i§ 
Roos, Lord 188, 190, 259 
Roper, John 74 

Rofc, ■ ■ ' . > . .^ 138 

Rofs, Earl of 95, 97, 175 

Rofcomon, Earl of 
Rotney, James 
Rous, Sir John 
Rowlands, Thomas 





Rowley, Hercules, 278,298 
J ' " Hercules - Lang- 

ford 295, 298 

— Randolf 295 

.. . . «■ John 295, 296, 

.! William 295, 29^ 

— — Hugh 296, 297 
— — Edward 296, 29'y 

Sir John 








Ramfden, Mr. 
Randolph, Sir James 
Ratoath, Baron of 
Rawfon, Sir John 
Reading, Sir Robert 
Recps, Henry 
Roche, James 
Roehfort, John 
RocklifFe, Guy 

'— ' =- Sir Guy 

Rolle, Henry 
Komney, Earl of 
Rooke, Sir George 
' Si: Richard 

Ribbesford, Sir John 
Rich, Thomas 
Richmond, Duke of 


Ridgc, . 

Rifby, Thomas 

Rifdon, William 

Rifley, Paul 

Rivers, Earl of 69, 80, 216^ 

. . . Lord ^6 

Riverfton, Lord 51 

Ruilh, Sir Francis 172 

Rundal, — -. 76 

Rupert, Prince 82, 2i2 
Ruffell, Sir John 258, 269 
' Sir Thomas 57 

Ruflia, Czar of 90 

Rutland, Duke of 70, 253, 


— Earl of 80, 84 

Ruytenburgh, Baron 6^ 

Ryfom^ Sir John 189 

' . v^ ^ 77v.' Sackvi'le;? 



Sackvllle, Sir Richard 214 

Saint Afaph, Bifhop of 20 

Saint Albans, Duke of 205 
————— Earl of 217, 

-^ ^ 218 

St. Andrew, Biftiop of 92, 

99, 107 

St. Aubyn, Sir John 1 30 

St. Clare, Thomas 207 

" ' Sir Philip ib. 

St. George, Sir George 178 

St. John, Sir Walter 64 

'■ Vifcount ib. 

' Lord Deputy 233 

St. Leger, Sir John 167 

St. Piere, Bryan 15 

St. Quinton, John 250 

Salifbury, Earl of 89, 261 

■ i Bifliop of 205 

John 283 

Saltby, Richard 281 

Salter, Sir John 151 

Saltmarfh, — — 73 

■ Robert, 189 
Salton, Lord 95 
Saltonftal, Richard 197 
Sambrokc, Sir Jeremy 216, 


M l — John 248 

Samon, Thomas 250 

Sands, Sir Thomas 230 

M ■ Sir Michael :h, 

Sandys, Sir William 266 

' ' Sir Edwin 26 

■ Sir Samuel ib. 
■■ ' Lord ib^ 

' Miles 229 
Savage, Sir John 19, 62 

— Sir Arthur 284 

' William ib. 

Savile, John 58 

- Thomas 251 

Saundersj Edmund 215 

Saunders, Edward 229 

Saxc Weifmar, Duke of 

SayandSele, Lord 229 
Scarborough, Earl of 171 
Scardeville, Rev. Henry 


Scrope, Baron 10 

Lord 58, 80, 259 

■ ■ ■ - ■■ Gervais 20t 

Searle, John 247 

Sedgrave, Chriftophcr 38 
^. . ^^ 





Sediey, Sir Charles 
Selkirk, Earl of 
Semple, Lord 107, 
Serjeant, Sir John 
Seton, Lord 
Seymour, Thomas 
— — — Sir Edward 

Shaftefbury, Earl of 135 

Shaftoe, Robert *]S 

Shakerley, Sir Ralph 7 

Shee, Richard 43 

Sheldon, Dominick 175 

Edward 219 

Ralph 2Sz 

Shelleto, George 25 

Shelly, John •-. *. 214 

Sir John 219 

Shepey, William 227 

Sheppard, Philip 76 

' Anthony 182 

Sherle, Patrick 46 

— — John tb» 

Sherratt, Richard 16 

Sherrington, William 197 

Shirley, Sir Thomas 10 

■ Lady Selina 14 

Shovel, Sir Cloudefly 76 

Shrewsbury, Duke of 165 

Shute, Chriflopher 200 

' Benjamin 2or 

John 202 

Sidney, Sir Henry 61 

William 173 



Singleton, Rev. John 123 
Simnell, Lambert 35 

Skeltoii, John 31 

Skeffington, Sir WilliaYn 

Skipwith, Ralph 22 

Slane, Lord 32, 33, 48 
Slaning, Sir Richard 130 
Shnefby. Sir Thomas 
— — — Sir Francis 

Sioane, VVilHam 
Smith, John 
^— — Sir Piercy 
I ■ Sir Edvvard 


I Sir WilHam 

Sir Vv alter 


Smyth, James 
— — — X horn as 
Somcrlet, Duke of 










195. 163 
Somerville, William 10 
. Sir Quaile 180 

Sorrcll, Henry 217 

Southwell, Edward 81 

Spain, Prince 265 

Sparke, John 129 

Spencer, Thomas 228 

Spilman, Sir Anthony 190 
Spooner, James 285, 286 
Spotfwood, Archbilhop 104 
Springe, Sir Thomas 2i8 
Sprinuall, Sir Adam 188 
Squire, Simon 128 

Stafford, Earl of 63, 119 

— Edward - Francis 

' ' - ' 293 
Stanhope, Lord 65 

Stanihurfl, James 46 

Stanley, John 60 

■ ' Sir Thomas 139, 
«— — Sir Humphry 151 

Stanley, Sir R<5rwland 22C 

Sir Ralph 227 

St p)ltOn, Henry 158 

Stanton, John 38 

Steed, Edwin l2t 

Shephens, Sir John 240 
Stewart, Lady Sophia 26 
Still, John 79 

Stockdale, George 49 

Strabane, Vifcotint 88, 122 
- Baron 111,112, 
Strai'ling, Sir John 214 
Sir Edward 215 
Strafford, Earl of 81, 181, 

Strangways, James 58 

Stratford, 79 

Strickland, Sir William 58 
Staremberg, Count Ii2 
Strathern, Earl of 92, 97 
Strathmorc, Earl of 105 
Strode, 79 

Strongbow, Earl 1 89 

Style, Sir Charles 278 

Sudeley, Baron 2, 3 

Sudgrove, John 207 

Suffolk, Duke of 209, 259, " 
262, 265, 265 

Earl of 256, 257 

Sulyard, Edward 217 

Sunderland, Earl of 8, 248 
Surry, Earl of $6 

SulTex, Lord Deputy 37 

Earl of 56 

Sutton, Lord 189 

. Francis 251 

Swaine, Arthur 169 

Sweden, King of 173 

Swynerton, Sir Robert 6^ 
Sydney, Lord 33 

Lord Deputy 267 

Sir Philip 233 

Sykes, Francis 254 

Sjnnott, Walter 47 




Taaffe, Stephen 51 

Talbot, Richard 51,47:, 51, 

I William 31 

John 35* 157 

■ Thomas 39 

Lord 157 

■ John-Chetwynd ib. 

Earl of 83 

Sir Gilbert 265 

Tankerville, Earl of 83 
Tarah, Vifcount 33, 43 
Tafbourgh, George 223 
Tath, Richard 37 

Tatton, General William 

Taylor, John and Mary 240 

Sir Thomas 

Telling, Richard 
Temple, Thomas 
— — — Richard 









— — Vifcount Cobham 
Family of 228 

Lady 229 

— , — Robert 231 

— — — Guilavus - Hand- 
cock _ 234 

Family of Waterf- 

town 234 

. . — Family of. Baro- 
nets 239 

John 240 

Sir John 241,285, 


Sir William 

— — - Henry 

Telfington, Sir John 
Teynham, Lord 
Thanet, Earl of 
Vol. Y. 


Thatcher, John 210 

— — James 215 

Thirkcld, Marmaduke 189 
Thirlefton, Lord 106 

Thomas, Richard ap 18 
■ Sir Edmund 81 

Thomond, Earl of 269, 270 
Thornton, William 189 

Thorold, -■ — 260 

— — Sir Edmund ib. 
Thoroton, Dodor 79 

Thwcnge, John 189 

- Marmaduke ib, 
Throckmorton, Sir Thomas 

6, 9 
■ Sir Arthur 

Thurles, Vifcount 1 1 8 
Thwaites, Marmaduke 189 
Thynne, Sir Henry Frede- 
rick 80 

►- Henry - Frederick 

Tilbury, Baron 9 

Tiptoft, Lord 80, 190,259 
Titchbourne, Sir William 

■ - Captain Wil- 

liam 140 

Tolmach, Sir Lionel 64 
Tottle, Thomas 129 

Townfhend, Marquefs of 

Thomas 170, 


— Sir Roger 9 

Vifcount 169, 

Traci, Sir William 3 

Tracy, Vifcounf i, 4, 8 

Family of Stanway, 

Baronets 6 

Paul 7 

. ' Ferdinando S, 1 1 

- A ^ Tracy, 

I N D E X. 

Tracy, Robert lO 

■■ homas ib* 

m Sir John 1 1 

Traun, Count ill 

Tredenham, John 129 

. Sir Jofeph ib, 

Trelhani, Lawience 3 

^ Sir William 2i6 

Sir George Trevilian 297 
Trevor, Sir Thomas 10 

. Sir John 170, 292, 

293, 294 
— — Edward 274 

. Arthur 291, 292 

Triaiblefton, Lord 31 

Trenchard, Sir George 34, 

3Sy 3^y 39> 48, 50*52 
TufFenell, George 139 

Tufton, Sir Richard 129 
Turnbull, Biihop 97 

Tundall, Sir Marmaduke 


Turenne, Duke of 97 

Turpin, Jane 268 

Turnville, William 228 
Tufcany, Duke of 142 

Tynte, James 23 

- James-Worth 24 
Tyrawley, Lord 187 
Tyrconnell, Earl of 50, 52 

^ — "— Duke of 119 

Tyrone^ Earl of 140, 272, 

277, 296, 302 


Unton, Sir Edward 153 

Upton, Thomas 185 

Henry 297 

Arthur 298 

Clotworthy ib. 

Ufner, Rev. William 146 

-^ Chriflopher 278 

-^ Sir William 284 


Valentia, Vifcount 20, 299 
Valois, Countefs 90 

Vanhoohan, Mr. 132 

VafTal, Florentius 204 

Vaflerot, Monfieur 121 
Vavafor, Sir Charles 131 

William 189 

Vaughan, Rev. Stephen 19 

Sir Henry 74 

Sir John 

Veell, Sir John 
Venables, Thomas 


. Peter 

Vere, Sir George 
Vermandoisj Count 
Vernon, Sir Thomas 
Yijle Real, Mr. 









Wale, Garrett 

■ — William 

Whales, Prince 












Wannup, Rev. Mr. 64 

Warburton, Sir Geffery 

Warbeck, Perkin 56 

Warren, Sir Lawrence 1 7 


Walgrave, Princefs 
— — — Thomas 
Walker, Charles 
Walpole, Sir Robert 
Wahh, John 
' Pierce 

Walter, Richard 
■ Edward 

Ward, Job 
■ J<^hn 


Rev. Charles 



Warren, Sir George 28, 

— — — Henry 32 

■■ Edward 69 

William Paul 185 

■ Richard ib, 

Earl of 258 

Warwick, Earl of 18, 89 
Watkins, 217 

Waters, Lady 43 

— — *- Major 251 

V/eaver, Thomas 15, 60 
Weldon, Arthur 183 

Waher 284 

Wenman, Sir Thomas 162 
Wentworth, Matthew 250 

■ ■ ■ Sir William 

' Lord 263 

< — Sir George 273 

Weft, Do6^or 231 

Weftcote, William 128 

*-^— ! p- Lord 231 

Weftern, ^247 

Wefton, Peter 73 

' Samuel 132 

« ^- John a2i 

W eltmeath, Earl of ft 

Weftmoriand, Earl of 9,62 
Weftenra, Henry 183,253 
Wetenhall, Robert 16 

Weymouth, Yifcount 80, 

Wharton, Earl of 265 

White, Henry 27 

" ■ George 31 

Charles 51 

Whitefield, Thomas 22 
-I ■ Henry 24 

— William 162 
Whitmore, William 78 
Whittingham, Thomas 9 
Whitwell, 227 

Wilbraham, Thomas 62 

Wilbraham, Sir Richard 62 

Wilford, Thomas 
Williams, William 

Sir William 


- John 
Sir Hugh 

Willon, John 




Wincheller, Earl of 92,252 

Marque fs of 


Wingfi-ld, Sir John 255, 

256, 260, 264, 265 

Robert 255, 268 

' Sir William 255 

William 257 

Families of Up- 
ton and Tickencote 259 
— — - Sir Robert 260 

John 260, 268 

Mervyn 261 

— — - Sir Henry ib, 

— — Family of Le- 

theringham ib» 

— — — - Sir Richard 262, 


— — — - Sir Edward 262» 
264, 271, 272 
■ ■ Sir Anthony 


Henry 264 

■— • — Family of Kim- 

bolton 265 

Jaques 267 

Sir Edward Ma- 


- Humphrey 268 

- Lewis 268, 272 


Winter, Sir John 
Wife^ Sir Thomi?.s 
— — — Thomas 

' — Edward 

Wyatt, Francis 







I K D E X. 

Wy brants, Peeer I32_, 284 Y. 
Wybrow, Richard 182 

John sb. Yardfej^ Richard 296 

Wyld, Thomas ii Yarner^ Abraham 238 

"Wyndham, Sir William 156 — — Sir Abraham 241 

Wynj Rowknd ap 18 Yates^ Sir Charles 219 

Wyjine^ Maurice 19 Yeamarss^ Henry 201 

-- — — — Sir John ih^ York, Duke of 183 27, 64, 

— Owen ii4j 145 9 83^ 120^ 16O5 230, 238^ 

174 280 

■- — - — — Sir Willmm 198 >» «»*^ > - Archbifhopof 94 
Wyfe^ Wi!Iia!ii 32 

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